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It’s absolutely insane to me that Easter is just 2 days away…. I swear it was JUST Christmas! Time is FlYiNg by, especially now that I have a little one.  My baby is exactly 2 months old today! I’m loving that she is a lot more aware and more playful and super smiley but it seems like yesterday she was born. I’m afraid I’ll wake up tomorrow and she’ll be like 2 years old or something… I just wanna soak up as much as I can of this moochie baby phase.  Yes I just said “moochie.”  It’s a word, adjective, really, that my mother and I use to describe cute, chubby, irresistable babies that you just want to eat.  Moochie.  Perfect.  But seriously, can someone just pause time!? Please… just. stop.

Let’s talk about SUGAR COOKIES.  Okay so growing up my mom made sugar cookie cut-outs for just about every holiday- ALWAYS Halloween though, and USUALLY every Easter as well.  It is a fun tradition that I want to continue in my family.  I remember gathering around the table with my brothers and sister and decorating the baked and cooled cookie shapes with colored frosting and holiday-themed sprinkles.  The cookies my mom made were very good, in fact I’d make them again and again with no second thought if it weren’t for this other cookie recipe.  This “other” cookie recipe is the recipe of my sister-in-law, Annie.  She has made them a couple times and brought them to family gatherings.  They are ah-mazzzzing.  Super thick, not dry at all (perfect moistness), and so so soft with a thick, creamy frosting that sets up beautifully. They remind me of the store-bought sugar cookies with thick frosting and sprinkles that everyone is obsessed about. Except better. I wanted to try making them myself to see if they would taste as good as hers… and they definitely did!  Wow… this is my go-to sugar cookie recipe now forever! So yeah you should try them out… cause like Easter is this weekend so it would be a perfect occasion! 🙂

Perfect, Thick Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs
Yield: about 2 dozen

1 cup unsalted butter (I used salted though and it was fine)
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
4 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each one.  Add sour cream and vanilla and mix.  Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add 1 cup at a time to batter.  Chill dough for 1 hour.  Roll out thick on floured surface (1/4 inch).  Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Wait until completely cool to frost.

1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together using an electric mixer.