sugar cookie day

It's sugar cookie day! Did you celebrate? I made a small batch of my grandma's sugar cookies in honor of the day. If I could share them with all of you I would, but until I can transfer cookies through the internet, you will need to bake your own. 

Grandma Fiess' Sugar Cookies


1 lb. butter

2 c. sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs


1 tsp. baking soda

1 pinch of salt

5 c. flour

Once you have the dough mixed together, refrigerate for a couple hours [or overnight] before rolling it out. The recipe says to bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees F. [I usually only bake for around 6 minutes even though others think that's not long enough but I am telling you - THIS IS THE SECRET TO SOFT COOKIES.]

I possibly have way too many cookie cutters, but here are a couple of my favorites.


These Star Wars cookie cutters I got for my bridal shower, so I figured I should give them a try.

As for the frosting, I use my mom's recipe which is basically:

melt a bit of butter in the microwave

add some milk

add powered sugar - enough until you get the consistency you want

I realize none of that makes sense. Maybe one day I will try and figure out approximate measurements if anyone is curious. 

Sometimes I will add food coloring, but for the cookies I made today I just kept the frosting white and added some sprinkles. 

If you weren't able to celebrate sugar cookie day today - I am sure you can still celebrate tomorrow and no one will judge you.