Easy, And Delicious Sugar Cookies You’ll Love

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Sugar Cookies are for any occasion.

There are a few traditions that we are sure to make happen around the holidays. Making our favorite sugar cookies is one of them. This recipe is soft and delicious and is the perfect way to celebrate every occasion.

There are three holidays that we are sure to make sugar cookies: Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and Christmas. It is a tradition that started when both Emily and I were kids and continues now with our children. They love “painting” cookies with frosting and adding sprinkles.

Now if you know me, you know that I do not handle messes well. Sugar cookies are defiantly a hard one for me because of the mess. But with that, I know that the kids love it and the memories are more important than the mess.

Make the mess, It’s worth the memory

If there is anything I think we can do better at, it’s not worrying about the messes but taking the time with out kids to make the memories. I know for sure that I can do better at this. I stress so much about crumbs getting on the floor, or sprinkles all over the place when those things don’t matter. Your kids will remember this time and they will remember if you were present and enjoying the time together, or freaking out about every little spill.

So what do you say? Can we make some cookies, messes, and memories today with our kids? Let’s do it!!!

Double the recipe for double the fun

The best part about this recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and rolled out later. We often make the dough the day before then put the dough in the fridge.

The recipe makes about three dozen cookies. If you are planning for a crowd or want to give them away, just DOUBLE the recipe. You can never have too many cookies, right?

The sugar cookies don’t brown, but come out nice and soft. So don’t over cook them. Once they are cooled you can decorate them however you’d like. Celebrate any occasion with our favorite sugar cookies.

Favorite Frosting

1/3 c butter, softened

4 c powdered sugar

1/4 c milk (or more)

1/2 t vanilla

1/2 t almond extract

pinch of salt

In a mixing bowl, beat butter slowly with powdered sugar. Add milk and continue to beat. Add vanilla, almond extract and salt. If needed, add more milk to make frosting spreading consistency. Color with food coloring if desired.