Sugar Cookies!


Today I’ll be sharing my favorite sugar cookies. These were really good! Oh and of course I had to make a few heart rolls. I made them using my heart cookie cutters. The other ones I twisted like a breadstick and and folded them into hearts.

So I don’t know about you but I always have the hardest time with sugar cookies. They always taste like flour! blah! So this year I decided to try a new recipe and it’s probably the best one I’ve found so far. The only thing I didn’t have was the lemon extract, but I bet it would only make them taste sweeter! :)

Sugar cookies

Yield: 2-3 dozen


  • 1 c margarine
  • 1 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 5 c flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream cheese frosting

  •  8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter(1/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1lb (about 2 cups) powder sugar


Cream together the margarine and sugar. Then add in the eggs, vanilla, lemon and sour cream and stir.

In a separate bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking power, salt and whisk together. Slowly stir into the wet ingredients and then roll out on a floured surface.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom. Remove and allow to cool on a cookie rack.

Once the cookies are cooled, combine the frosting ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Then frost cookies and enjoy.


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Cha Cha posted on February 17, 2010 at 8:12 am (#

    Yummy and too cute. I love the heart shape and then the icing on the cookies too die for.

    Cha Cha

  2. Mommabear posted on February 17, 2010 at 3:19 pm (#

    Looks so good…all food posts get this pregnant lady's attention these days for sure…YUM!

  3. Scott+Tiffany posted on February 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm (#

    mmm i will have to try both of these. I'm so glad you did research on sugar cookies. I feel the same way about flour-y cookies. You must have read my mind because the thursday before valentines day i reallllly wanted to make sugar cookies, but i didn't have a good recipe. i'll have to make some easter or st patty's day cookies!

  4. Remodelaholic posted on February 18, 2010 at 10:23 am (#

    Oh cookies and rolls two of the best creations on earth! Thanks for linking up! We are going to try it again next Wednesday so please come back and share some more!

  5. fawnda posted on February 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm (#

    yummy! I am hungry now! looks great!

  6. Connie posted on February 23, 2010 at 1:23 am (#

    oh my goodness, those heart rolls are so cute! :D

  7. Maria Killam posted on February 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm (#

    Those look so good!