Monday, August 28, 2017

Best Sugar Cookies

Bernideen is having a tea party on August 30th  to celebrate Tasha Tudor's 102nd Birthday Anniversary, and I thought I'd join in.  Several of my grands helped me make the cookies, and they got to take many home to their family to enjoy.  I'm using my darling cottage teapot and Cissy's favorite teacup, with the cottage design.  Let's have some cookies and a cup of tea, shall we? 


I think Tasha Tudor would love this teacup, too, don't  you?


These pretty stem roses were found at the grocery store.  I love their two-toned effect.


Before we baked, my son and I took my faithful Nana's Cooking Camp grands to Chili's for lunch to celebrate before school starts.  In case you're wondering, the bottle in front of Cissy is a root beer bottle!!

The boys helped make the cookie dough and cut out the shapes that they chose from my cookie cutter collection.  Yes, Riley wanted snowflakes, and Caiden wanted footballs.  Cissy and I chose more traditional shapes.  Cissy made the frosting all by herself, and we had such a good time, chatting while decorating the cookies, which took us quite awhile.  The boys didn't want to join in.  The darling teapot and cupcake cookie cutters, along with the sparkly sprinkles were a gift from sweet Stephanie, when we met in Colorado.



Yield: 3 dozen

Best Sugar Cookies

I got this recipe from a local grocery store and have been using it ever since. My addition is a teaspoon of vanilla. I hope you give this recipe a try.  We used a buttercream frosting to decorate the cookies, recipe found here.

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt ( I leave this out if I only have salted butter)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • powdered sugar, for rolling out the dough

INSTRUCTIONS:

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.
  1. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric mixer of beat until light in color. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and beat to combine.
  2. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for two hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough, with powdered sugar.
  5. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time. Sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4" thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking.
  6. Cut into desired shapes with cookie counters, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheets, parchment paper or silicone baking mats, and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheets halfway through baking time.
  7. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.
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Harper is growing up so fast.  I bought her this Powered by Cupcakes tea shirt, because this little one loves cake, and she loves her shirt.  That's their dog, Layla, in the background.


I am sharing this with these lovely parties:

Thank you  for your visit!  xo

45 comments:

  1. What an amazing post!Your grands are lovely!Love the beautiful teacup and the gorgeous roses.Your cookies look so delicious.Great and precious time!

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  2. It looks like a fun time was had by all :)

    Diana

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  3. So cute!! I love seeing your family photos. :)

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  4. Kitty, Harper is such a cutie (in addition to your other grands!) and I had to chuckle at "powered by cupcakes" :) I would love to enroll in your cooking camp for the summer, what fun memories you are creating for them, along with their Uncle Mike!

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  5. What fun times - I love the pic and Chili's - a great way to celebrate the start of the school year! I just love that you create all of these special moments with your family. I had to go look up MY favorite sugar cookie recipe and you know what . . . its almost identical! The only difference is mine only has 1/2 c sugar. It's from an old church cookbook I've had for over 25 years.

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  6. Thank you for sharing the recipe and your beautiful grandgirls, specially all the fun of baking together. Love the teacup too.
    Fabby

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  7. I love your Monday posts, Kitty. Your grands are beautiful and talented. Recipe is definitely a keeper.

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  8. I love your Monday posts, Kitty. Your grands are beautiful and talented. Recipe is definitely a keeper.

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  9. Where did summer go?!? I can't believe that Nana's cooking camp is over. The sugar cookies are too cute. Obviously, my favourites are the teapot cookies.

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  10. What a wonderful time all of you had! I love the teacup and cupcake cookie cutters, what a special gift from Stephanie! So much fun to have with your grandkids making these fun cookies! They look so delicious, and I love the cottage teacup you chose, I think Tasha would have loved it and felt right at home in that setting :) Hugs to you today!

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  11. The cookies look great... and the cooking class looks like it was successful... and a lot of fun! :)

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  12. What a great celebration and yes, I think Tasha would've loved that teacup! The cookies look great, and what a way to really get close with Cissy during those times you spend together icing . Harper is absolutely adorable, rockin' that t, and Layla's a beauty too. Have a great week, Kitty, and I hope your grands all have good school years. :)

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  13. You've certainly got the cutest helpers ever! That teacup is perfect...I love it.

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  14. I love the teacup Kitty and I'm sure Tasha would too! What a sweet family you have out with you for lunch. Love sugar cookies, my favorite. The cookies are so pretty and perfect for your tea party. Lovely post Kitty. I'm printing your recipe with a note from you to add the vanilla....yum.

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  15. What beautiful cookies! I'm always looking for a special sugar cookie recipe and thank you for sharing this one. Love all the pix of your grands...and Harper's shirt is the cutest...just like her!

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  16. Very pretty cookies! I baked some this morning for the grands to return to school by AND to warm up this house without firing up the furnace. Your little grandgirlie is so cute in her powered by cupcakes shirt. πŸ™‚

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  17. Deliciousness!! I love a good Sugar Cookie! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. You cookies look so good and I know the grandkids have a lot of fun making them with you!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe at C&C with J&J.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  19. Aww....they are all so precious! And, the cookies look so delicious. You are the sweetest grandma...making such special memories that these kids will carry with them through their lifetimes. God bless you, sweet friend. :) Praying for you.

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  20. Kitty, those babies are too precious. I just love how they help you bake. YUM, those cookies look so good and I love the teacup. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Looks like y'all had a fun time out eating too. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  21. Great recipe and I just realized I have all the ingredients. How pretty the cookies turned out and the smiles all around show their enjoyment.
    You are the best grandmother and that is a very pretty teacup.
    Prayers for Texas. We have elderly relatives in Houston but they are ok. Had to leave their house but wonderful neighbors are caring for them. It is a helpless feeling that we could not get to them. The pictures on the news is heartbreaking.

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  22. Oh my gosh...such cute kids, Kitty...they make me smile with every photo!
    I am now hungry for sugar cookies. Your recipe is the same as the one my Mom used her entire life. Yum!!
    I checked on your location as well as Sarah (Hyacinths) as soon as I saw Harvey was coming to TX. The whole state is in my prayers but I'm especially grateful that my online friends are all safe. (((HUGS)))

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  23. Oh Kitty , your grands are precious, and what a joy it must have been sitting around decorating cookies and chatting one with another.
    All those cookies look wonderful and decorated ever so beautiful.
    Hugs and Love~~

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  24. Oh Kitty , your grands are precious, and what a joy it must have been sitting around decorating cookies and chatting one with another.
    All those cookies look wonderful and decorated ever so beautiful.
    Hugs and Love~~

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  25. Mmmm... I am licking my lips in appreciation for your cookies. They look divine, my friend! And I just loved the tea theme :)

    Your grandchildren are just precious and oh, that Harper is a cutie pie! Much love to you!

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  26. Yum, those cookies look wonderful! Love Harper's "powered by cupcakes" shirt. You, Uncle Mike and the grands certainly had a tasty summer. xo

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  27. Your cookies look so delicious and I know Tasha would have loved the Crinoline Lady Cup and Saucer! All looks like great fun always with the Grands! Thanks for sharing Kitty!

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  28. The cottage teapot is perfect too!

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  29. The tea cup is sweet with the cottage scene... a perfect cup to use with those delicious looking cookies. :)

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  30. Such a cute post, Kitty! I love Harper's shirt and she is as cute as a button! Lovely looking cookies too. I'm too lazy to bake cookies these days. Perhaps in a few more weeks I'll give it a go. Love the cottage teacup too.

    Hugs to you,
    Sandi

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  31. Wonderful way to celebrate Tasha's birthday. Love those teapot sugar cookies! (I'm late ... dealing with Harvey.) Happy Tea Day!
    xx

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  32. Kitty, I had to laugh at the root beer bottle warning. My grandmother would not allow us to have root beer because it had the name of beer in it. :) She was such a sweetie. As I said before you have a lovely family.

    Hope you are not impacted by Harvey.

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  33. Those look delicious. I love a good sugar cookie.

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  34. Kitty, I didn't really think a child would be drinking beer on YOUR watch! :D How fun! And I do love a good sugar cookie with a nice cup of tea.

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  35. That little one in the cupcake shirt is just adorable! Will be pinning your recipe as usual.

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  36. What a sweet post. Sugar cookies are always yummy. loving that pretty teacup. Gotta love that darling cupcake shirt. xo

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  37. One of my favorite times of the year is when my grandgirls come over to make Christmas cookies..I am bookmarking your recipe...it will be perfect...I can make the dough ahead of time, keep in fridge and then they can cut out, bake and decorate...Harper is adorable....as is the rest of the family. xoxo

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  38. So very cute Kitty. I am always looking for a good cookie recipe, so will have to try your's. We all had fun celebrating Tasha Tudor's birthday! Isn't it hard to believe school is starting again? Time just slips by so quickly.

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  39. Hi Kitty, what a fun post and the cookies are beautiful. Your sweet grands had fun and they are decorated so special. Lovely tea cup and your roses are gorgeous. Lunch was a great idea to celebrate back to school. Can you believe how fast the summer flew by??? I think I am ready for fall even though we are still pretty hot!!
    Wishing you a wonderful Labor Day weekend.
    xoxo

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  40. Cookies! I LOVE cookies! Particularly when someone makes them for me. Any recipe called "Best" is meant to be tried. Thanks for posting.

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  41. What a sweet little 'cottage' themed tea, Kitty, and the cookies are so cute! So nice to see you all - such a darling family and isn't that little Harper just a doll-baby! I had to laugh when you said the boys didn't want to join in decorating, but I'll bet they were the first to taste-test! Sugar cookies are a favorite around here - thanks for sharing. Hope your weekend is fun and relaxing. Hugs xo Karen

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  42. Hi Kitty,
    Your Grands and those cookies are just adorable.You have had a wonderful camp all summer for your Grands and here it is time for school already. I love your tea pot, I have one almost like it. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  43. I just love the teacup...and Tasha would have loved it too, I am sure! A wonderful recipe and it certainly has the children's seal of approval! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  44. Your grands are just adorable! I love that you cook with them. They are going to have such fond memories of their childhood with their grandmother.
    Love sugar cookies. Your tea time cookies look so cute. Perfect for celebrating a special tea time birthday party.

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