December 12, 2017

Butter Cookies

By Guest Writer Jasmine at Ponder the Path

When my older children were younger, we would often make “sugar” cookies for the different holidays. We had all sorts of cookie cutters. The kids loved rolling out the dough, cutting out their cookie, and then of course loading it down with a ton of icing and colored sprinkles.

Then I went through my healthy eating phase (okay, not so much a phase as a new way of life) and out went all the cute cookie cutters. I couldn’t let my kids eat “sugar” cookies, especially with all that icing and decorations. So for the last few years my poor younger children haven’t experienced the joys of rolling out cookies and decorating them…

until this week!

I remembered I had an old butter cookie recipe that would go so good with a cream cheese frosting. And wouldn’t it be fun to let the little ones decorate the cookies with fruit! You should have seen the smiles on their faces as I let them each roll out the dough, cut out “their” cookie (we had to use a glass because we don’t have anymore cookie cutters), and then they each picked out what kind of fruit they wanted on their cookie. What a blessed time together!

So, if you are looking for a great Valentine (or anytime) cookie, you won’t have to feel too guilty about this one. And I am sure if you wanted to you could even substitute honey in the icing and it would be delicious!


  1. I’ll have to try this recipe. We’re not much on sugar cookies around here, chocolate chip cookies always win out. šŸ˜‰
    Are these cookies the soft sugar cookies or are they crisp?

  2. I made these tonight after my 4 year old begged to make cookies. I was in the midst of making supper so things were a little hectic when I remembered this recipe. It was so easy to put together and the kids loved cutting them out! We even ate them without any topping and they were a hit! This is definitely going into my baking repertoire! Thanks so much!!

    @Amanda – mine turned out to the softer side. The thicker you cut them out, the softer they are

    p.s. I didn’t have butter extract so I used some vanilla instead, yum!


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