Sugar Cookie Recipe

How to make sugar cookies, Sugar Cookie Recipe, Roll Out Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar Cookies

A tasty sugar cookie recipe that can be used for roll out cookies that don't spread.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cold salted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until combined and smoothed.

  3. Beat in egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl combine sifted flour and baking powder by mixing.

  5. Gradually mix flour mixture to creamed butter mixture until completely combined. It is mixed completely when your dough mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. You may need to hand knead in the crumbly extras that didn't completely mix into dough ball.
  6. Roll out your dough 1/4" thickness between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  7. Use cookie cutters, fondant cutters or hand cut out your cookie shapes from dough mixture. 

  8. Place cookie cutouts onto parchment lined baking sheet.

  9. Bake in 350°F pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies have set.

  10. Let cool for 5 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely. Cool completely before decorating.

Watch below video on how to make sugar cookies.


Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials! If you make this then I would love to see a photo by tagging me on Instagram @simplydovie or on Twitter @simplydovie

Watch now: How to Make Roll Out Sugar Cookies

Share

Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

Valentine's Cookie Ideas

Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

 

If you are looking for a unique and fun Valentine for your friends and family then these Valentine tic tac toe sugar cookies will be perfect. These aren’t your usual Valentine’s gift. They are tasty and if you don’t mind playing with your food then have a fun game of tic tac toe with your loved one. 

Valentine's Cookie Ideas

Supplies
#2 Piping Tip
Coupler Set
12″ Piping Bag or 16″ Piping Bag
Wilton Mircro Heart Sprinkles
Red Sugar Crystals
Americolor Gel Paste Food Color Superblack
Mini Heart Cookie Cutter
Mini Letters (X) Cookie Cutter

Below you can find the recipes for both the sugar cookies and royal icing. Also, you can find below a video tutorial on how these were made.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter - cold
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. 1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F.

  2. 2. Place butter and sugar in mixing bowl and cream together.

  3. 3. Mix in eggs until combined.

  4. 4. In a separate bowl mix together flour, corn starch and salt.

  5. 5. Combine flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture and beat on medium speed until dough forms and pulls away from sides of bowl.

  6. 6. Add in the vanilla extract and mix.

  7. 7. Roll dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/4" thickness.

  8. 8. Cut out your cookies with cookies cutters or free form shapes.

  9. 8. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  10. 9. Bake for 9-11 minutes.

  11. 10. Allow cookies to cool completely before decorating with royal icing or butter cream.

Valentine's Sugar Cookies

Royal Icing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 5-8 tbsp room temperature water

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large bowl mix together confectioner's sugar and meringue powder.

  2. 2. Add in water and mix with hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment. Check your consistency by lifting whisk (or with a spoon) and drizzle frosting down and the frosting should smooth out within 15-20 seconds. Flood consistency is when it icing self-levels. If frosting is too thick then add in more water. If frosting is too runny then add in more confectioner's sugar.

  3. 3. If coloring icing then use gel food colors.

  4. 4. Pipe or spread on to cookies. *If layering colors or designs, after 15-30 minutes icing will have formed a crust. Royal icing will completely set in 2-4 hours. 

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials! If you make this then I would love to see a photo by tagging me on Instagram @simplydovie or on Twitter @simplydovie

Watch now: Valentine Tic Tac Toe Sugar Cookies

Share

3 DIY Dollar Tree Valentine Decorations & Free Printable

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Decor

3 DIY Dollar Tree Valentine Decorations

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Decor

In today’s video tutorial I am showing 3 DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s decor projects. If you haven’t seen my previous tutorial that has 6 Valentine’s projects then you should check that one out too. Below you can find the video showing you exactly how all 3 of these adorable projects were made.

 

DIY Dollar Tree Water Color Love Sign

DIY Water Color Love Sign

Supplies:
Dollar Tree Frame
Free Water Color Love Printable – Red & White or Pink & Black

 

DIY Dollar Tree Carved CandleDIY Dollar Tree Carved Candle

Supplies:

Dollar Tree White Candle
Metallic Acrylic Paint
Ball Point Pen
Heart Template
Paint Brush

 

DIY Dollar Tree Love SignDIY Love Sign

Supplies:

Dollar Tree Sign
Grey Chalk Paint (I mixed white & black to make grey)
White Chalk Paint
Love Printable
Foam Paint Brush
Small Paint Brush
Bristle Paint Brush
Red Glitter
Mod Podge
Chalk

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials! If you make this then I would love to see a photo by tagging me on Instagram @simplydovie or on Twitter @simplydovie

Watch now: 3 DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Decor

Share

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Decor

DIY Valentine's Rag Wreath

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I know there are a lot of mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day, but I think it is a great way to remind your loved ones how much they mean to you. I don’t deck my house out with tons of Valentine decor like I do for Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, I do decorate a shelf or table top. I don’t have a fireplace mantel or I would most definitely place them on top of it. 

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Decor

 

It isn’t a holiday that I spend a lot of money on for home decor and I wanted to do a little decorating. So I put together 6 DIY Valentine’s decor projects using Dollar Tree items. I think they all turned out great and you can’t even tell they were made using Dollar Tree items. I put together a video showing you all 6 projects and they are all super easy to make. You can find the video below the photos of the items that I created.

DIY Rag Heart Wreath (See video below for instructions

DIY Valentine's Rag Wreath

Supplies:
Dollar Tree red shirt
Hanger

 

DIY Heart Banner Frame

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Day Wall Art

Supplies:
Dollar Tree 8×10 Photo Frame
Dollar Tree Heart Foam Stickers
String

 

DIY Red Rose Flower Arrangement

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Day Rose Arrangement

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Day Rose Arrangement


Supplies:
Dollar Tree Red Roses
Dollar Tree Glass Heart Candle Holder
Marble Vase Filler

 

DIY Valentine’s Tree

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Tree


Supplies:
Tree Branches (free from your yard)
White Spray Paint
DIY Dollar Tree Heart Picks
White Ribbon
Pitcher/Vase

 

DIY White Rose Flower Arrangement

DIY Dollar Tree Valentine's Rose Arrangement


Supplies:
Dollar Tree Small Pillar Candle Holder
Dollar Tree Pink Burlap Ribbon
Dollar Tree White Roses
Strip of Red Fabric

 

DIY Heart Banner

DIY Dollar Tree Valentines Decor


Supplies:
Dollar Tree Heart Picks
White String (Embroidery Floss, Yarn, etc)
Embroidery or Yarn Needle

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials! If you make this then I would love to see a photo by tagging me on Instagram @simplydovie or on Twitter @simplydovie

Watch now: DIY Dollar Tree Valentine’s Decor

Share

DIY New Year’s Photo Booth Picture Frame

DIY New Year's Photo Booth Picture Frame

DIY NEW YEAR’S PHOTO BOOTH PICTURE FRAME

New Year’s is almost here and that means many get togethers are to be had. That also means there will be a lot of photos taken. Set up a space specifically for themed photos by hanging a back drop on the wall for the background. You can find the gold fringe back drop here. Also, gather party props such as feather boas, hats, glasses and etc. I really like the photo booth picture frames. They really bring it all together and they are really easy to make. Watch the video below to learn how to make one for your New Year’s Eve party.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. By clicking on them and purchasing products through my links, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoy. Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you don’t miss out on any future video tutorials! If you make this then I would love to see a photo by tagging me on Instagram @simplydovie or on Twitter @simplydovie

Watch now: DIY New Year’s Photo Booth Picture Frame

Share