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Tea Bag Sugar Cookies

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My daughter’s sister-in-law, Nicole is having a baby boy and they are naming him Jack! I love that name because it was my grandpas name, and what an adorable name for a little boy. I was asked to make cupcakes and cookies for the baby shower which was planned to be a tea party. Instantly I thought of making these adorable tea bag shaped sugar cookies. Sugar cookies are so versatile and are one of those cookies that can be customized to any type of event.

For these cookies, I needed to make the classic tea bag shape. You can buy tea bag shaped cookie cutters, but I didn’t have one, so I decided to make a template from some clear plastic. Since I do paper crafts, I had some sheets of this handy, but it’s cheap to pick up at a craft store. I started by tracing out a slightly larger than average tea bag shape with a sharpie marker, then cut it out. I drew on a place I wanted for the hole, but you do not need to cut that out.

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Very Merry Sugar Cookies

By Katie Wagner

There are just some things that make Christmas, Christmas. Classic sugar cookies are one of those things! I got so many delicious recipes at the cookie exchange, but I was so happy to see that Katie was making these. This is a great recipe for a day of fun with your family and with kids. Sugar cookies are not just baking, they are kind of like a craft too, cutting them out, decorating, bombing your kitchen with sprinkles everywhere, I love it.

Christmas is almost here, it’s time to pop in the DVD Elf, sip some hot chocolate and make Katie’s sugar cookies. They will surely bring a smile to your face.

 Thanks, Buddy and thank you Katie!

Directions

For Cookie:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Icing:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup packaged egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

For Cookie:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Let butter soften to room temperature in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, vanilla and lemon zest them blend everything together in bowl, then mix in sour cream.
  3. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add to the butter mixture and blend until combined.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Cut out cookies with your favorite festive cookie cutters.
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 375° for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned. (depends on your cookie thickness)
  7. Frost and decorate cookies as desired!

For Icing:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together with a hand mixer on medium speed, adding more powdered sugar if needed. Spread or pipe icing onto cookies. Add food coloring if you’d like.