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I have some great ideas and a recipe to help celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day.

National sugar cookie day with a great and easy recipe.

National Sugar Cookie Day has to be one of my favorite days.  I have been making these cookies for over 40 years.  I made them for my children when they were growing up and now make them for my grandchildren.   I try to make them for each occasion during the year and on their birthdays

I remember baking cookies with my mother from the time I was a very young girl.  I wanted to create this special memory with my own children and grandchildren.

One of my grandchildren,  a 4 year old who lives in Denver, has even called me to say “Honey, the cookies are gone”  That means I need to get a box in the mail! When I visit them we do make cookies too.

I have used this recipe for about 40 years and find it to be fool-proof.  You can create these special cookies for any event just by purchasing a cookie cutter or being creative and designing your own cookie shapes.  I find most of my cookie cutters at craft stores, www.coppergifts.com, or from Amazon.com.

My tips are to use the metal or copper cookie cutters and to use only the best ingredients.  I always use my baking stones, they keep the bottoms from becoming too dark and the cookies remain softer.  If you do use metal cookie sheets, line with parchment paper.  Another good tip I recommend is to use the Wilton Coloring Paste to color the icing. I use a toothpick or the end of a small plastic knife to add the coloring to icing bowls.  When I am preparing the icing, I divide it out into heavy disposable bowls and use plastic silverware .   EASY CLEAN-UP!

A variety of decorated sugar cookies with a 40 year old family recipe.


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  1. Thank you for the recipe and some great decorating tips. Your array of cookies looks wonderful – all of them!

    1. Thank you..I don’t decorate them fancy but my grandkids think they are!! haha

  2. I will definitely have to try your recipe!

    Mom 2.0 always makes wonderful Christmas Cookies. They have always been Jenna’s favorite. Mom doesn’t bake as much because of her health but when she did she would mail us a box at Christmas. IF we were lucky Jenna would allow each of us one or two of “her” cookies! Thanks for the new recipe.

    1. Isn’t that funny. That is what my grandsons do when I mail them cookies…they don’t want to share with their parents!

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