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Spring Has Sprung…

by Jamie on April 11, 2009

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


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Leslie April 11, 2009 at 4:14 pm

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

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Em April 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm

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

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

such cute cookies!

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Tracey April 11, 2009 at 8:01 pm

So pretty! Love the way you decorated them.

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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!
~ingrid

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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!!

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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.

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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??

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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!

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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.

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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! :)

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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!

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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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