Fall Sugar Cookies

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the girls and I decided we should whip up our traditional fall sugar cookies. They were, as always, a huge hit! It’s so much fun to see how they decorate them so differently each year. Here¬†is the post from last year’s fall cookie fest. The girls were a little more involved all around this year.

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Growing up, one of my best friend’s dad’s always said that you weren’t really a baker unless you had flour on your nose. I thought it was time to pass on the tradition to my girls.

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They didn’t love the idea…I’m sure it will catch on one day.

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They did, however, love the decorating part.

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They were very proud of their wonderful work.

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But most of all:They LOVED eating them up.

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Wanna know the recipe? You do. You definitely do. So delicious and easy.

Sugar Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup butter,¬†softened

Beat sugar and butter together. Add vanilla and egg. Mix dry ingredients. Combine and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Roll dough out until about 1/4″ thickness and cut away with your cookies cutters. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool and then decorate.

Almond Sugar Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. milk
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract

Mix milk and sugar until smooth. Add other two ingredients. Add food coloring as desired.

 

Most of all, enjoy!

 

 

Style Me Saturday – Preschool Style

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Oh this little lady. I told her I wanted to get a picture of her in her super cute outfit and she immediately struck this pose. What can I say? She’s a natural! But really, I am seriously crushing on these fall boots and wool hat. I wish they had both in my size. The hat is from Target, and the shoes were a gift from someone who found them at either a garage sale or Goodwill maybe. Either way, I’m pretty sure they’re originally from Target. This little gal is crazy picky about what she wears-she always has been. Fortunately, florals are almost always a win with her. I saw this outfit at Kohl’s and knew she would be in love. I was so grateful it was finally cool enough to warrant wearing it. It’s one of my new faves-and one of hers too. She wore this ensemble to the Southport Vintage Marketplace this morning, which, by the way, was really fun. I’d be lying if I said there was no lack of compliments on that sweet sweet hat of hers. What sorts of clothing do your littles like wearing this fall?