Thank you Madison for sharing this post with us!
I love Fin & Vince’s new Summer Nostalgia line because it takes you back to a simple childhood. It got me thinking about what I want my kids to remember about their childhood. Something that we love to do together is make cookies. We usually do them for at least every holiday, although, I do wish we did it more than that. Since Easter is coming up, we wanted to make Easter sugar cookies. When we make sugar cookies, my kids help roll out the dough, cut them out, frost and decorate them. It's definitely messy to do with kids, but it's something they look forward to and really enjoy.
I love this recipe (at the bottom of the post) because they are soft cutout sugar cookies that keep their shape and the dough does not need to be chilled before baking- perfect edges every time! In the past, I have used store bought to save time, just make sure it says cutout sugar cookies on the package. The big cookie cutters we used are vintage and the small ones are just from Walmart. You can of course use any shape, even just circles are great and look like eggs.
When we do the frosting, we like to use reusable squeeze bottles to pour out the frosting. I found ours at Walmart. You can also use a piping bag with a tip or a ziplock bag with a small hole cut out to squeeze the frosting out of. To frost them, use the bottles to outline the cookie with frosting, then fill it in. I like to use toothpicks to help spread and get rid of any bubbles. It will help the frosting from coming down on the side.
I like to do the outline for my kids and then have them fill in the middle. By the end, they were doing the outline as well. I find this a much easier way for kids to frost cookies because spreading with a knife is still pretty difficult for my kids. Don’t worry about getting this perfect, just have fun with it. The imperfect ones are my favorite.
With the flowers, I frosted the whole flower with white and then I waited until the frosting hardened to the yellow centers. My son Henry got creative and made a fried egg. To achieve this you will do the whole cookie white and then add the yellow center right away. It was my favorite cookie! Arthur had fun using all of the different colors and putting the chicks and bunnies on the cookies.
The little chicks and bunnies on the cookies are Wilton Icing Decorations. They can be purchased at craft stores, Walmart or Target. Wilton makes all different kinds of icing decorations for each holiday, so i always like to use these because my kids love them and they make the cookies extra cute.
This is one of my favorite things to do with my kids. It can be hard and very messy but I really do think it's worth it. I hope it’s memories that my kids will cherish forever.
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
I got the recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. She has a video to show you what the consistency should be.