Butter Cookie Recipe

Butter cookie recipe

I made this recipe for butter cookies years ago, back when JD and I were dating, and he has been requesting it ever since. Yesterday I finally fulfilled my promise to bake them for him, and I’m so sorry it took this long! The recipe is so easy and makes so many cookies, it’s the perfect dish to make for a party or bring to a friend’s house. Plus, they pair perfectly with a cup of tea and a good book, which is truly the dream combination!

Butter cookie recipe

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 pound unseated butter, softened

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tbsp sour cream

  • 2 tsp vanilla

  • 5 cups flour

  • 3-9 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)

  • 3-9 tbsp sugar (optional)

butter cookie recipe

Cream together the sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg, vanilla and sour cream. Gradually stir in the flour until well combined. Divide dough into thirds. If you want to make chocolate cookies mix 3 tbsp cocoa and 3 tbsp sugar into each third. Roll each third into a log and wrap in wax paper; refrigerate for several hours. Slice the logs into 1/4 inch thick discs and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Butter cookie recipe

Have you made any old recipes recently?

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Easy and Delicious Vegetable Based Recipes

West African Peanut Soup

Over the last month JD and I have tried to re-vamp our diet so that we eat a lot more vegetables and less meat, especially red meat. We aren’t quite vegetarians yet, we still eat fish and occasionally chicken, but we are definitely eating way more greens. It feels good to know I’m filling up on veggies instead of bacon (and I’ve been trying to ease off on sugar, at least a little, so hard!) since my body feels healthier and energized! We’ve found a number of easy recipes of the past few weeks, all of which I know we will eat again and again. Since I’m sure everyone is always looking for quick yet healthy dinners, I thought I’d share : )

Mushroom Bourguignon with Mashed Potatoes

Hummus Quesadillas

Giada’s Chicken piccata but with Cod

West African Peanut Soup (serve with naan)

Make Your Own Buddha Bowl

Orange Orzo Salad

Sweet Potato Tacos

Moroccon Chickpea and Couscous Salad

Also, shout out to Kate of Cookie + Kate for having so many amazing vegan recipes!

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Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Today I am excited to share my favorite healthy blueberry muffin recipe. These muffins don’t have flour, sugar or oil and they taste delicious. I’ve been making them on the weekends to replace the granola bars my husband and I were eating for breakfast. They are simple to make, and I feel so much healthier eating some thing homemade and oil free in the mornings instead of breakfast bars with who knows what in them. 

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

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Here’s what you need:   

2 1/2 caps old-fashioned oats

2-3 overripe bananas

2 eggs

1/3 cup honey

3/4 cut milk

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Blueberries to taste (I used about 1.5 cups of frozen blueberries)

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

To make: 

1. Preheat oven to 325. Spread the oats out on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, about 5-10 minutes. Once you remove the oats, increase the oven to 350.

2. Pleace 1.5 cups of the oats into a food processor or blender (I used a ninja bullet) and pulse until they look like flour. 

3. Mash the banana until there are no lumps. I used my mixer  with the paddle attachment. Add in honey, vanilla, and eggs and mix to combine. 

4. Add in the oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and mix to combine. Let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes to soak the oats. 

5. Add in your add in of choice. Scoop into a greased muffin tin and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.  

Enjoy! 

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Do you have any healthy recipes? I love brining in a homemade baked good for breakfast at work - anything made with love tastes so delicious and is such a bright start to the day!

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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

I have been craving some home made cookies for weeks, and finally had the time over the weekend to make some. I love to bake, and have made a lot of cookies over the years, and finally found the best sugar cookie recipe. Carly originally posted the recipe a few years ago, and every time I used it the cookies are light and fluffy, the dough isn’t too sticky for cutouts, and they come out perfect. 

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

You’ll need: 

- 2 sticks of butter

- 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

- 1 egg

- 2 tsp. vanilla

- 2 3/4 cups flour  

- 2 tsp. Baking powder

- 1 tsp. salt

Let the butter and egg sit out on the counter to come to room temperature. Next, use a mixer to cream together the butter and powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla and egg and mix to combine. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add these dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix until the dough is fully combined. It shouldn’t be too sticky; if it is add a little more flour. Refrigerate for at least an hour (can be refrigerated overnight). 

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Roll out onto a clean surface dusted with flour. Cut out cookies in whatever shapes and sizes you wish, and bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes. Once the cookies are removed from the over, immediately remove from the baking sheet and place on a cooling rack - otherwise the cookies will continue cooking on the hot baking sheet.  

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
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If you choose to frost the cookies, here is a great royal icing recipe

 - 5 tbsp meringue powder

- 3/4 cup of water

- 1 tsp. cream of tarter  

- 2 lbs of powdered sugar

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Use the whisk attachment on your mixer to mix the meringue powder and water for 30 seconds. Add cream of tarter and mix another 30 seconds. Switch to the paddle attachments and add in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time. Combine until the icing is stiff enough to hold a point. Cover with a damp paper towel immediately so it doesn’t harden. Use a pastry bag and decorating tip to decorate. If you would like to use different colors, separate the frosting into different bowls and add a little food coloring to each one. Also, the frosting that you want to be the middle should be a thinner consistency. To thin, add more milk. 

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Enjoy! 

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