Pretty in Pink Sugar Cookies

The month of October seems to be exiting as quickly as it entered. Since autumn is definitely my favorite season here in Ohio, it saddens me to see the gorgeous leaves hitting the ground and the temperature rapidly descending.

The month of October is not just about the turning leaves, the warm sweaters, and the pumpkin baked goods. October is about something much bigger than those things.

It’s the spreading of awareness about a disease that has probably impacted each and every one of us in one way or another.

For me, breast cancer is the disease that took my grandmother away thirteen years ago. It’s a disease that I fear… a disease I hope to never fight.

Remember early detection is key – schedule your yearly breast exam!

Looking to make a difference? Check out the Susan G. Komen for the Cure site to find out how to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Check out Cupcake Bites, and make sure to get some Breast Cancer Awareness Sprinkles! Seriously, how cute are they?


Pretty in Pink Sugar Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

2. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Notes:

- Sugar Cookie Icing can be found on the Hungry Housewife. I like it… I like it a lot! Check out Leslie’s post, she has some fabulous tips for sugar cookies!

- adapted from allrecipes.


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25 Responses to “Pretty in Pink Sugar Cookies”

  1. Bethie — October 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Jamie, your cookies and cupcakes are not only meaningful, but beautiful.

  2. tspegar — October 28, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    those are gorgeous! really spectacular :) a close friend lost her mother to breast cancer this spring… i will show her this.

  3. Jen — October 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Too cute! I'm hosting a challenge this month called Power of Pink to raise breast cancer awareness.

  4. Maria — October 28, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I LOVE this post!

  5. Asha @ FSK — October 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    love the pink cookies.. adorable!!

  6. Sara — October 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    The cookies look so pretty! Pink is my favorite color and I'm a big supporter of fighting breast cancer. Way to go!

  7. Yael — October 28, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Beautiful cookies and beautiful thoughts!

  8. sherri — October 29, 2009 at 4:59 am

    Great idea and they look beautiful.

  9. katarney — October 29, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Lovely ideas – and for a good cause!

    I made pink ribbon and pink champagne sugar cookies – on my blog here for BCAM.

  10. Nancy/n.o.e — October 29, 2009 at 6:39 am

    What a lovely, sweet (!) way to boost awareness, and a wonderful tribute to your grandmother.

  11. ABowlOfMush — October 29, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Oh these are so beautiful and very thoughtful!

    Lovely post!

  12. Megan — October 29, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I love sugar cookies an these are just beautiful. I bet grandma is looking down with a huge smile! You did her proud!

  13. Karin — October 29, 2009 at 7:48 am

    How cute are those cookies! I have to get some of those sprinkles.
    Thank you for posting this- the moms of my two very close college friends both had breast cancer. Thank God we can call them survivors today!

  14. Monica H — October 29, 2009 at 11:24 am

    This is awesome. Thank you for raising awareness and for making such special treats.

  15. Ingrid — October 29, 2009 at 11:25 am

    Wonderful post. Have you heard of the Army of Women?

    Love that first photo!

    The cookies, cupcakes, and bites
    are all lovely!
    ~ingrid

  16. CaSaundraLeigh — October 29, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    October is so important for breast cancer awareness, but sometimes it seems that Halloween and such can overshadow it–so it's great for a reminder!

  17. Smitten Sugar — October 30, 2009 at 7:55 am

    Im with Ingrid…that first picture looks great! Ill take one of each!

    Nice to bake something for a cause so close to your heart!

  18. Fahrenheit 350° — October 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    This is fabulous! Good for you! I gave you a blog award – come see!

  19. Donna-FFW — October 31, 2009 at 9:07 am

    These cookies could not be more beautiful and the cause behind it so meaningful.

  20. Pamela — October 31, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I'm breathing a sigh of relief today as I just received my all clear mammogram results. I would like a cookie, please! Great job!

  21. ladycami — November 2, 2009 at 2:07 am

    Those sprinkles are really too cute.

  22. Libra1007 — November 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    While I have been admiring the pictures and recipes on Photograzing for months, this is the first picture I have seen where I felt inspired to comment. Your pink ribbon cookies are absolutely stunning! Maybe it's because I'm drawn to all things pink (lol), but you could seriously raise money selling those beauties.

  23. Leslie — November 3, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Adorable cookies!!!
    Thanks so very much for the shout out. I am glad the icing worked for you

  24. Mermaid Sweets — November 8, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    What beautiful cookies and cupcakes. Love them.

  25. Emily Polk — April 20, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    your really giving me good ideas for creating recipes for this school project im working on:)

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