smilingrid: lend me some sugar

July 31, 2013

lend me some sugar

Lisa and I have decided to have an Adagio tea party, themed around a TV show that she got me hooked on (not Firefly this time!). In preparation, I thought it would be nice to have some homemade sugar cookies on hand to decorate and nibble at with our tea. I decided on this easy recipe for the cookies and I'm investigating some decorative icing recipes as I'm typing this out!

Tea Time Sugar Cookies
3 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 sticks (1cup) of butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheiht

2. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and set to mixing (which is admittedly easier when you have an electronic mixer... but hey! If you want an arm workout, go nuts!)

Sugar & flour in our really big measuring cup!

Pouring, can you hear the *swish* of the sugar?

baking powder

bit of vanilla

one egg, cracked.

two sticks of butter

 mix mix mix

go on, steal a pinch! I know you want to!

3. Pop the dough in the fridge for about half an hour before rolling it out and making fun shapes!

4. Pop them in the oven and watch carefully. When they just barely start to darken around the edges, take them out and place them off to the side to cool (and nom on whichever ones accidentally break in the transition!)

 First batch!

When it comes to tea, always remember- when in doubt, pinky out!


  1. These look delicious! I love baking. I will definitely make them on one of my days off! :)

    I'm Savannah @ Staying Right btw! I found you via the Grab a Friend blog hop!
    Your blog is adorable & we're pretty close in age! (I'm 19) Anyways I'll be following your blog and reading more! :)


    1. Hi Savannah! Thanks for dropping in! Aren't blog hops awesome? I'll definitely head over to your blog once I post this :)

      Let me know if you make the cookies! I'd love to hear your reaction!

      See ya soon, Savy!

  2. Yum yum yum. Though I'm on sweet break and landing on spices but I still find myself attracted to it! #sugarcrushing
    Areeba @ Aree With Umbrella

    1. Good for you! Haha I don't think I could take a break, too much of a sweet tooth and love for baking :) Glad you liked it!