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Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Sugar Cookie Recipe

My mom is the best cook I know. Seriously. Anyone that knows her knows that I am telling the truth. She is constantly asked for her delicious recipes and sometimes she shares the secrets. Today is your lucky day. She agreed to share her sugar cookie recipe with us! I got a phone call from her saying “I am making the sugar cookies you were asking about, so you might want to come over and take pictures.” That was all I needed to hear! I put my kids in the car and headed over.

sugar cookies

These sugar cookies are so light, fluffy and SO dang GOOD! She started by making the dough and then using a cookie scoop to put them on the cookie sheet. Next, she used a bowl full of sugar and a cup, sprayed the bottom of the cup with Pam cooking spray, dipped the bottom of the cup into the sugar and then pressed the cookies. This gives the top of the cookie a light covering of sugar and makes it so that you don’t have to roll out the cookie dough all at the same time! So easy!

Sugar Cookie

After you get them pressed and baked, make the frosting and add a couple of drops of red food coloring to get that pretty pink color. Add sprinkles and you are done! Eat those babies and thank my mom for sharing the recipe! (Hopefully I can talk her into sharing more over here!)

mom's sugar cookies

Sugar Cookie Recipe


  • 1 C Butter
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 1/2 C Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 C Sour Cream
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1/2 C butter softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3-3 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TBS evaporated milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Blend together.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt then blend.
  4. Scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Whip together shortening and butter.
  8. Add salt, vanilla and powdered sugar and combine.
  9. Last, add evaporated milk and blend on high speed for 3 minutes on high.
  10. If you want it to be colored, add the food coloring while blending.



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Valentine You Sparkle | Free Printable

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You sparkle free printable

Personalized Valentines are always so fun. For my next Valentine for my girls, I thought maybe they would like a Valentine that looks like them! We have been obsessed with stick on earrings ever since we found out about Girlie Glue (which if you haven’t ever heard of it, you NEED it) and I thought new Valentine earrings would be the perfect little gift to give the girls. Add a little cutesy quote saying Valentine, you Sparkle, and you have the perfect easy gift!

You sparkle Valentine

The faces were designed by me in my Adobe Fireworks program and are not super fancy, but they work great for this simple Valentine. I made four cute little faces. My two girls, and then I made two more that represent two of my nieces because I thought they might like a Valentine as well.

You Sparkle

The three older girls get earrings, and then my niece, Bonnie, will get a bow instead since I don’t know if she would eat the earrings or not. :) I also personalized who it was from. My niece came up with the name Toto for me when she was first learning how to talk. I have NO idea where it came from, but I love it. So now both my nieces know me by that.

Valentine you sparkle

Another way that I thought these might be cute is if I were to have my girls give them out to their friends. They could just use the one that looks the most like them and pass them out. You can add real earrings to the card by just punching holes by the ears, or do like us and use a stick on earring.

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Long Brown Hair- You Sparkle

Piggy Tails- You Sparkle

Blonde baby- You Sparkle

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