Spring Has Sprung…

Well it seems the April snow showers have come and gone and the sunshine has rolled in along with warmer temperatures. To celebrate spring and Easter I thought I would whip together some sugar cookies. Well the concept of “whipping” these together was no where to be found in my kitchen yesterday. Some of you know that I am as anal as they come; therefore, the whole frosting process of these cookies literally took hours. In fact, my freaking back hurt from standing in my Uggs for hours on end and my kitchen was a hot mess! Despite the back pain and the disastrous kitchen, I thought these turned out quite cute. The best part of the whole afternoon was that I think I may have finally found my favorite sugar cookie recipe and sugar cookie icing! Seriously if you have never tried these highly rated recipes from allrecipes, do so I am pretty confident you will be as smitten with them as I am! Oh, and if you don’t have time for cut outs, try these super easy Sugar Cookie Bars I posted last week! Have a beautiful day and a wonderful Easter! Click on the links for recipes!
Sugar Cookies– I did add a smidgen of lemon extract to this recipe.
Sugar Cookie Icing– This recipe needs more milk, add 1/2 tsp at a time until you get the right consistency

13 Responses to “Spring Has Sprung…”

  1. Leslie — April 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Soooo darling coming from one anal person to another!!!

  2. Em — April 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    These are gorgeous!!! You have tons more patience than I do.

  3. ~Mrs. Guru~ — April 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    such cute cookies!

  4. Tracey — April 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    So pretty! Love the way you decorated them.

  5. Ingrid — April 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    They look great, Jamie! You're way better than me…..I'm out on cookies ESPECIALLY the kind that need icing & sprinkles!

    Happy Easter to ya!

  6. Lori (All That Splatters) — April 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Jamie, those are beautiful. You should do what I do a lot in when decorating or prepping any big meal – sit at the kitchen table! :D Saves on the wear & tear on your back! ;) I love how much you pay attention to the detail in decorating your cookies. It shows! Gorgeous!!

  7. CookieFan — April 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    What beautiful Easter Cookies! You are a true Cookie Artist. I too love this recipe for sugar cookies but add 1/4 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla to the recipe for better flavor.

  8. Sweet as Coco — April 12, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    They look quite fantastic! I made sugar cookes as well…and man are they a lot of work!! Yours look SO much more perfect than mine. :) Mine are…rustic??

  9. Elyse — April 12, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    These cookies look great!! All of your “anal” time in the kitchen totally paid off. I hope you’re sitting, nursing your sore back and eating some of these sugar cookies right now. They’re just yummy-looking and precious! Happy Easter!

  10. Eliana — April 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    You are so talented. I think these look amazing. I can only dream of making some like this.

  11. How To Eat A Cupcake — April 15, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Your Easter cookies trumped mine BIG time! Isn’t that cookie recipe great? I use it all the time! :)

  12. Mermaid Sweets — April 16, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Your cookies are beautiful. I hear you on the decorating time suck (and back pain) they are so much work!

  13. Di — April 19, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Your cookies are adorable! I’m typically anal about decorating, too. A lot of that has gone out the window these days, though, since I have small helpers around.

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