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Valentine's Day


As Brett and I continue on in marriage, we always talk about traditions. Traditions we have currently, traditions we hope to have someday with kiddos and traditions we want to have with just us two. As I was making breakfast this last Sunday, I couldn't help but hope we can make Sunday brunches a tradition for us! After brunch, I had asked Brett to help me make cut out cookies for Valentines Day.

He hesitantly said yes. I had made the cookie dough the night before and let it sit in the fridge. I am not sure why we do this but my Grandma and Mom said that is how you do it, so I follow their instructions!

As I watched Brett roll out dough and use the cookie cutters, I couldn't help but feel grateful for where we are at in our life. Feeling grateful watching my husband roll out cookie dough sounds crazy right? I know, I was feeling like a box full of emotions.

You see, my faith has really grown this last year and I am finding peace with where we are at in this journey of life. As a dear friend of mine said to me this week, "God gets the Glory! He sees you. he knows you. He loves you."

I hope our traditions are planned with God in mind and we can continue to make new ones each and every year!

Now onto this sugar cookie recipe that I want to share with you!

The recipe is fool proof and has always turned out great for my entire family! The dough rolls out easily after working it to room temperature!

Brett insisted on wearing his coat because he thought the house was too cold on the morning we were making cookies:)

The recipe is coming I promise... but look at how these cookies turned out!

My sweet friend Kayla is sharing a Valetine's Day treat on her blog.

Check it out here: https://allthingsanderson.com

Old Fashioned Butter Cookies

Ingredients

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup salted butter

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

2 tbsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Use a mixer(I use my kitchen aid), cream butter and sugar. Add in egg and vanilla and mix. Add salt, milk, baking powder and mix. Add in flour and mix well.

I refrigerate the dough anywhere from 2 - 24 hours. The longer you leave the dough in the refrigerator, the more you will need to warm it up with your hands by working it.

Bake 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes

Frosting

I got this recipe from Erin Kern. She has the Instagram page- Cottonstem. She shared on her instagram stories how she frosts and utilizes sprinkles. Feel free to follow her on Instagram and check out her blog for more details!

I have linked her blog here! https://cottonstem.com

The frosting is a jar of Pillsbury pre-made frosting. I used vanilla and strawberry

PS- thank you to my best friend Cassie for helping me figure out what HTML is!