Remember Bridget? She was one of the featured guests on my series Five Sites That Inspire Me. She decided to participate in Drop in and Decorate this year. So of course, I had to tag along and join in the fun!

Drop in and Decorate is all about community… (from their website)

Our mission is to build bridges of caring and respect between groups within their own communities. We do that with cookies, and we work to make cookies-for-donation events easy and affordable for any individual or group who would like to decorate and donate cookies to a nonprofit agency serving basic human needs in the own community.

The charity that I chose to work with is called Nokomis (from their website), and it’s through the Village Family Services in Fargo, ND.

this program fills a need for families with special needs, both financial and emotional. Nokomis provides a place for all children to thrive and grow

I was SO excited to be able to make cookies for kids!!

Cause, see, I sorta love rainbows.

And kids loved rainbows.

Its win-win!

 

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Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
I was SO excited to be able to make cookies for kids!!

Ingredients

  • 1 - Ā½ cup Butter I Use Unsalted
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Instructions

  • In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
  • Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.
  • I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined.
  • Put dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.

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I decided to go with an alphabet theme.

After I finished then, I got all worried it was not as fun as I hoped.

Then Colton came in the kitchen and squealed with delight.

What do you think?

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I couldn’t resist spelling out LOVE! 🙂

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Here they are!

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Here is the recipe I used for the cookies:

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I used my famous GLAZE recipe: Sugar Cookie Glaze recipe. This hardens and stacks well (as you can see in the picture below) but does not get rock hard. It also tastes amazing!!!

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And you know I couldn’t resist making some rainbow cookies.

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And this is only 10% of the Decorated Sugar Cookies we are making… we have 200 more to go!

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. These look so great! I’m still working on my nerve to try this out. It just can’t be that hard. You make it look so easy!!!
    For some reason, I’m not getting updates from this blog in my blogroll. Any idea why that is? Yours is the only typepad blog I follow, and I get your other blog updates, just not this one.
    And it makes me sad. 🙁 I hate coming over to visit and seeing how much I’ve missed for the past few days. I love this blog!!!

  2. Again – you AMAZE me! These cookies are AWESOME! How DO you get those letters so perfect?
    I am sooo impressed!
    And what a great cause!

  3. I am so sorry Alexia… I am not sure why you cant get reminders when this blog updates. I am going to try and have to install some type of system that will do that… so sorry sweety!

  4. Wow…200 more to go?? You are amazing. How long seriously will that take you and how long do the cookies stay edible??
    Oh and I think that I have to try the christmas cake…absolutely lovely! 🙂
    Blessings, Kristin

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