Friday, March 3, 2017

Grandma's Sugar Cookies & Giveaway!

A special thanks to Silpat & Le Creuset for sponsoring today's post & giveaway!
Do you have a go-to recipe that you always tend to gravitate towards? 

For me, that's: Grandma's Sugar Cookies recipe, because they're incredibly soft, fluffy and have just the right amount of sweetness. I just think every holiday needs a cookie like this in it's festivities!

Ps. For the Silpat & Le Creuset Giveaway just scroll to the bottom!

I received this darling Silpat St Patrick's Day silicone baking mat last month and I have been itching for an excuse to use it. Now that we're only two weeks away from St. Patrick's day, I decided it was time to pull out my handy mat and start making cute shamrock cookies!
I didn't have a cookie cutter for my shamrocks so, I just used scissors to cut the general shape & then once they were on the mat I re-shaped them to fit the shamrock mold.
If you have little helpers, this is a great time to let them jump in and help, because it's essentially like playing with Play-doh! But if you're anything like us, then your little ones will want to be hands-on from the very beginning up until the very end (which makes it way more fun & memorable)!
  
I didn't grow up baking as a child, so it's such a sweet experience to see my daughters so involved and interested in baking. I'm pretty sure they've gathered more baking knowledge at the age of four & seven then what I had at eighteen going off to college!
These cookies really are my all-time favorite recipe, because they're soft-baked, thick-cut and have a hint of nutmeg that really makes them unique while not taking away from the nostalgia of the traditional sugar cookie!  
   
If you're looking for a simple, yummy cookie recipe to try this year, bake a batch of these for your family. They may even become a favorite of yours as well! 
Grandma's Sugar Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
    ½ cup butter
    2 cups granulated sugar
    3 eggs
    ½ teaspoon nutmeg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    ½ cup sour cream
    ½ cup milk
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    5 cups all purpose flour
Frosting
    ½ cup butter
    2½ cups powdered icing sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 tablespoons milk
 
Instructions
 1. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on high until creamy
 2. Add eggs, vanilla, sour cream and milk and beat until smooth.
 3. Add baking soda, baking powder and flour and beat on low until combined .
 4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with Silicone baking mat.
 5. Roll your dough out & cut it using your preferred shapes.
 6. Place onto baking sheets 3 inches apart and bake for 9-11 minutes, until edges are golden.
Frosting
 With an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until smooth.
 Add color if desired and spread on cooled cookies. Enjoy!

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1 Silpat St. Patrick's Day silicone baking mat
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