Wednesday, February 6, 2013

now it's starting to taste like valentines day

It's not Valentines Day in our house until sugar cookies are born.
Every year since I can remember my mom has made these, and seriously, they will make you take back any resolutions you made for the new year.
Personally I think they're the best a day or two after they're made because they get all soft and delicious.
Both Mama Mecham's sugar cookie and butter-cream frosting recipes are below.


Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 t. vanilla
1 egg
2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy; add vanilla and egg, mixing well. Combine dry ingredients, add to creamed mixture, blending well (mixture will be very stiff). Divide dough into three parts; roll each part on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough with desired cutters and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.


Butter-cream Frosting
1 16-oz. package powdered sugar
6 T. butter, softened
3 T. milk
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1/8 t. salt

In a large bowl, with mixer at medium speed (or with spoon), beat all ingredients until very smooth, adding more milk if necessary to make good spreading consistency.

Happy sugar overload!!


  1. So dang cute! I've been putting off getting things done in times for Valentine's Day.

    By the way, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Come check it out!

  2. i will definitely have to make some of these!
    so cute and thanks for the recipe!


  3. You always take such cute artsy photos! It made me want to make those cookies really bad... mmmm so tempting.

  4. Yummy! I will be making those tonight.

  5. They look adorable! Thanks for sharing! I'm hosting a sugar cookie decorating Valentine's Day playdate and these would be perfect to make!