Virtual Cookie Exchange-Sugar cookie recipe

Welcome to this years Virtual Cookie Exchange.  Who doesn’t love the smell of cookies baking in the oven, a soft note of pine from a well lit tree in the corner and a cinnamon stick simmering in a pot? I’m in, so lets get to it.

For the next 3 days a group of bloggers will be sharing their recipes and other goodies for all to enjoy.

Today I am sharing one of my all time favorite cookie recipes. Before this recipe was passed onto me I was not a  sugar cookie fan. It didn’t matter how much icing  layered the top, I could not get past the bland taste of the cookie itself.  This cookie is light and  crumbly with a sugary goodness that doesn’t require additional calories to make it sweet or palatable.  If it’s the nostalgia of cutting and decorating cookies that you are after, colored sprinkles or icing can be added  for fun but not necessary. IMO the only thing that could possibly add to the flavor of this cookie is white vanilla from Mexico. This is sure to be “one” of your favorite cookies.

The recipe

Just scoop some dough, roll it into a ball, roll the ball in sugar (if you desire), place on cookie sheet and press. Click on the recipe below for a pdf download. Gosh I love technology. Makes roughly 6 dozen.

Please join me in thanking and visiting the other participants who have joined Carol from Just Let Me Quilt  for this years Virtual Cookie Exchange. Carol organizes blog hops throughout the year and they are always so much fun.

Stop by my pattern page before you go. There you will find a couple free paper pieced block patterns to download.  The hexie quilt (not English paper pieced) is my latest free pattern. The God’s Eye pattern is an old favorite that I converted to paper. It would be a perfect block for a throw pillow and its quick to piece for that last minute gift.  Both are beginner friendly. And look at the secondary design on the God’s Eye quilt,


Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas.

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  1. Your sugar cookies look yummy. My husband’s family has a sour dough sugar cookie, that we used to make several batches every year.

    1. Fortunately this is a no roll cookie and they are much better than the normal sugar cookie. Not sure how I missed your page earlier. Going to visit now. Thank you for stopping by.

    1. Thank you. The background fabric is actually the lightest blue in Anthology. Normally I go with a muslin background, make me think of a painters canvas. I’ve done a little backtracking on the circling geese. With all the seams the block is too flexible and I cannot make it lay properly. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Thanks for the free patterns as well as the recipe. I really enjoy making sugar cookies from the mixing of the dough to the rolling out and using the cookie cutters. But then I have a cookie cutter collection that numbers at least a hundred.

    1. If we lived closer I would have to raid your collection for shapes :). I suppose you could cut these but there would be no rolling them except between the palms. I hope you will give them a try.

  3. I love easy and those cookies are just right. I know that powdered sugar makes for a special cookie that’s especially light. Thank you. I will go to check out that Hexie paper pieced pattern. Thanks for telling us about it.

    1. They are superb. If you make something with the hexie pattern please share a photo with me. Thank you for stopping by.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe for a very simple sugar cookie, thanks also for the patterns, a lovely Christmas gift

    1. You’re very welcome. If you make something with one of the patterns please share a photo and feedback with me. Merry Christmas

  5. I’m so happy to see this recipe. Thank you, I’ve been searching for a recipe with powdered sugar. I had one a long time ago and now I have one again. Yummy. Merry Christmas!

  6. I have never really cared for sugar cookies… Mostly the task of rolling the dough out and the delicate shapes of some of the cookie cutters. I share a story about sugar cookies tomorrow in the hop. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Blessings.

  7. Hi Denise! YUM-o! Who on earth doesn’t love sugar cookies??!! I make them each year ahead of our cookie bake. That way I have a bunch of helpers to be creative and decorate them. Thank you for sharing your recipe. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Thank you! I don’t have a good sugar cookie recipe, so I’m happy to try this one! Your quilts are beautiful, and almost enough to make me paper piece. =) Merry Christmas!

    1. You won’t be disappointed with this cookie. Oh go on, grab the God’s Eye pattern and enjoy. Marry Christmas to you as well.

  9. I’m supposed to get some quilting done today, but now I just want to bake cookies, add sprinkles, and make a general mess in my kitchen. After that, a cup of coffee and one of your sugar cookies! Yum!

    1. My DH says they are really good with coffee. After seeing all the recipes everyone else is sharing I am with you. Except I’m supposed to be working. Thank you for stopping by.

  10. I love a good sugar cookie, especially one that sounds as yummy as you described it. Your patterns/quilts are stunning and such a wonderful Christmas gift for all of us. Thank you for hopping with us and sharing your recipe and patterns! xo

  11. Your recipe makes me hungry–and now I want to make some cookies! Thanks for sharing and for the pdf copy too.

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