“Retro” Sugar Cookies


This week allowed a fun filled day of making cookies with plenty of children. We all had a blast together, and used the old cookie cutters from my childhood. Yes…I almost cringed when the kids talked about these being “old” with big eyes as only a 6 year old can do. The 70’s are old? Who knew?

My memories of making cookies with my own family as a child are priceless. I encourage you to try this simple recipe and make some memories of your own. It is messy, loud, and fun that’s true. But seeing a child delight in their one of kind artistic creation is worth it! One important tip, the butter must be softened to have a good turnout.

Easy Sugar Cookies via allrecipes.com

  •                    4 cups all-purpose flour
  •                     1 teaspoon baking powder
  •                     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     1/2 teaspoon salt
  •                     1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •                     1 cup butter, softened
  •                     1 1/2 cups white sugar
  •                     1 egg
  •                     1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •                     1/2 cup sour cream


  1.                     Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla and sour cream until well blended. Stir in the sifted ingredients. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill overnight.
  2.                     Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3.                     Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

About christasterken

Committed to a life of purpose. Learning to live abundantly. Embracing creativity. Questioning. Delighting in the comforts of home and family. Determining not to settle only for how things are, but how they could be. Writing is part of who I am, so I trust In God who gave the gift to show me how I can serve Him through it. That is my life…one word at a time. Psalm 89:11a“Teach me your way , O Lord, and I will walk in your truth”

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