Sugar Cookies

April 7th, 2012

We can’t celebrate Easter without a batch of Grammy’s famous (well, famous in our family) sugar cookies. It feels good to use my rolling pin every now and then.

sugar cookie recipe

If you need a good cookie icing recipe this one is my favorite. You can make it different colors and get all fancy with it, but I like to keep the decorating simple. The sooner they are done, the sooner I can eat them!

sugar cookie recipe

And here’s the cookie recipe, straight from the recipe book Grammy made me.

sugar cookie recipe

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend. I’m constantly having to remind myself that it’s not all about chocolate bunnies and colored eggs! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” — John 3:16–17 


  1. Oh, I love seeing people’s family recipes – these look wonderful! I hope you have a blessed Easter with the people you love, Amanda!

  2. *YES!* to the last part! :)
    Cookies look delicious – love the colorful sprinkles!
    Have a blessed Easter!

  3. JJanga

    Looks delish! I love sugar cookies so much!

    xoxo, Jjanga

  4. That cookie cutter is perfect for this time of year. And so is that verse – a reminder I often need daily!

  5. Wow! Those cookies are too pretty to eat. Beautiful pictures. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

  6. yup

    I know this might be a bit late, but if you get a chance to read this, is there any chance you can type it up ^_^ My brain is not wired for cursive and there are a few parts I can’t read… plus these look delish and I really want to make them.

    • x

      2 ¾ cups flour
      1 tsp baking powder
      ½ tsp salt

      Mix ^^ together

      ¾ c marg
      1 c sugar
      2 eggs
      1 tsp vanilla

      -Cream sugar, eggs, vanilla, and butter.

      -Mix in flour mixture. Beat till smooth

      -Chill 1 hr

      -Roll onto flour covered surface to ¼ inch thick

      -Cut with cookie cutters, decorate.

      -Bake 350, 8-10 min till lightly browned around edges & bottom.

  7. Natalie

    Thank you for sharing your family recipe. I’ve made your grandmother’s cookies twice and they are absolutely delicious… just the right amount of sweetness and buttery goodness! These cookies are now my family’s favorite sugar cookie. Thanks again and best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2013!

  8. savannah

    mine were really dry and made it really hard to cook

    • Mrs.Captain

      Mine were also very dry. Did you use butter vs. marg? I did and wondered if that was the problem. I added a little water until my dough felt right and they came out fine.

  9. Melinda

    These look perfect! What kind of sprinkles did you use? Thanks!

    • Amanda (wit & whistle)

      I’m not sure of the brand, but I picked it up in the baking aisle of the store. The crystals were a bit larger than normal colored sugar which really made the cookies sparkle!

  10. Kery

    I made these last night and they are so sticky I can’t even roll them out. Did I do something wrong I wonder!!?!!

  11. Maria

    I have used this recipe twice and each time I’ve made them my husband has loved them!! Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

  12. Kristen

    Would it be better to use butter? Or should I stick to the marg?

I love your comments more than I love chocolate (almost).


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