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My favorite sugar cookies

Oh boy! As I’m sitting here trying to type this post, I have to keep running into the bathroom. Not for me, but to help Parker because he has the flu and can’t seem to stop throwing up.  Poor kid.  I’m a wee bit nervous because last time he had the flu, he was kind...Read More »


My favorite sugar cookie – cream cheese cut-out cookies

Decorated sugar cookies are so pretty aren’t they? I frequently see them in bakeries and cafes. The pretty colors and designs always make my older girl ooh and aah then beg and plead and most of the time she winds up not liking them. I can’t blame her because neither do I. Then a few years ago I discovered this cookie. This cookie has real bona fide flavor. People like it even without the icing and that says a lot. There are two things that make this cookie a little extra special – one the inclusion of cream cheese and the second the few drops of almond extract which give it a fresh undertone without it tasting overtly like almonds. Mind you, I don’t always use the extract especially if I am taking them somewhere that is nut free and they are delicious without. My favorite part about making these cookies was decorating them. My royal icing skills were pretty pathetic, but then youtube came to the rescue and now I love it and can’t wait to try different designs and techniques! For those of you keeping track this is now my 8th out of 10 (hopefully) posts as part […]


My favorite sugar cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is great for cut-out cookies. You can brush them with glaze and top with sugar before baking, or frost once cookies are cool, if desired.


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