Sugar cookie fun

My kids have been begging me to make cookies.. so we decided to bake up some sugar cookies. I love to stand by and watch my little babes decorate.. and eat the cookies. I think sometimes its a fun kinda night when you take a break from the normal night to night routine to do something special. And whats more special then tasty homemade cookies.. So tonight we bring you another Matilda Jane and target outfit and some cookies!

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Want to get Sofia’s look?

Matilda Jane ruffle leggings

Target sandals and top

Hair bow was handmade

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Homemade Sugar Cookies

Recipe as follows:

  • 1 1/3 cup butter or shorting ( I used butter flavored crisco shorting)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBLS whole milk
  • colorful sprinkles

Directions:

Beat the shortening (or butter), sugar, and zest in a bowl until smooth, then add the eggs and vanilla beat together until all combined.  in a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the milk until the dough comes together.

Separate dough in two sections and refrigerate a few hours. 

After the dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Roll out both halves of the dough to 1/3 inch thick and cut out as many cookies as you can. Place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with a baking mat sprinkle your colorful sprinkles and bake them for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they’re just barely done. They should not brown but set. 

Enjoy!! xoxo. 

Recipe Source: The Pioneer Woman

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