My Favorite Sous Chef & Sugar Cookies

I had to include Froggy in the title. Of course. I had such a wonderful time last night seein the lil man and his family. Froggy and I spent a lot of time cooking together when I lived in a studio. He was always up for helping me measure and stir, standing up on a chair so he could reach. Sometimes he would try whatever I was making and other times it was just silly- he helped and then was off- or in my pillows throwing them around. :) It had taken awhile to get schedules together and last night we got to decorate cookies. I asked how kingdergarten was going, if he liked his new friends, and if he liked anyone more than friends. Yes to both.
I made the German Sugar Cookies before hand and came over ready to make and decorate with icing. This recipe is a tride and true for my family, although one that usually only comes out at Christmas time. When my mom gave me tulip, butterfly, and egg shaped cutters, I of course needed a reason to BAKE with them. The dough is quick to make and easy to use- don't worry about adding too much flour, they roll out easy and bake up quick. A little brown around the edges and you're golden.

German Sugar Cookies:
  • Sift together 3 c. flour, 1/2 t. baking powder, 1/2 t. baking soda, 1/4 t. salt, set aside
  • Cream 1 c. butter and 1 c. sugar in bowl, add 2 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition then 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Gradually stir in dry ingredients
  • Divide dough in half and roll out onto floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Cut with floured cutters and place about 2" apart on greased sheet- they'll grow!
  • Bake at 350 for 10-12 min, or until golden.
  • Remove and let cool- they freeze well up to 3 week

Once the cookies had baked it was icing time. Again, easy and I love this frosting because its a bit shiny thanks to the butter so really pretty on the cookies. We weren't going for looks so much, but had fun decorating none the less. Froggy was a bit more into eating the frosting than decorating with it. :)

  • 2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 2 T softened butter
  • 2-3 T milk
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • dash salt
  • mix to desired consistency
The girls got home later and we got this hilarious picture. Although Leilani is extremely girly, she decided to act like a pirate. Such a fun time with them too. I remember holding each in my arms and now they're talking and have such cute words. "oh how pretty, how beautiful" regarding my shoes and or toenail polish. One of the best moments came at the end of the night when Malia stole Leilani's lipstick which she can so carefully and wonderfully apply herself, and put it all over her face. Of course, it was picture time.


  1. Oh my word. They're getting SO BIG! Can't believe it...

  2. Laura, thanks for sharing this. They are beautiful!

  3. Anonymous5/01/2009

    Absolutely and cookies...and sweet lasting memories, it doesn't get any better than this!!! I want them in my kitchen next!!!!!!
    Laura, you are every child's dream "auntie".

    Happy forth coming mother's day Uriah!!

    Love, hugs and kisses, Aunt Judy