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One of my dear friends is celebrating a birthday very soon, and I decided I would put together a little gift to make him smile. He loves my nutmeg sugar cookies – so, I decided I would bake a plate of cookies for him. I headed to Walmart to pick up the baking ingredients and while I was there I stopped in the Hallmark card section to grab a card to go along with his plate of cookies.
Did you know that Hallmark has cards starting at just .47 cents? And they have a really big variety, it is not just an end cap! I found out Walmart is the only store that has Hallmark cards at such a low price. I checked my Facebook account for upcoming birthdays and I began to stock up. When you can make someone smile and it only costs .47, why wouldn’t you? One of the first cards I chose was a fun card with the word CELEBRATE simply filing the front of the card – and it was quite fitting for me to be giving this card. I decided this would be my inspiration for the cookies. I have alphabet cookie cutters and decided I would create the word CELEBRATE with the cookies.
The recipe for the cookies has been handed down in my family for generations. It isn’t 100% sugar cookie and it isn’t a butter cookie, but it is 100% incredibly delicious. I like them plain, but my sister describes them as a delivery system for the frosting. I use a plain buttercream frosting for them and sometimes that is all, but sometimes, like here, they get all dolled up with sprinkles and candies.
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1-1/2 Sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 4 C. Flour
- 3 t. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1/8 t. baking soda
- 2 t. nutmeg
- 1/4 C sour milk (1 t. vinegar in regular milk makes sour milk)
- Cream butter and add sugar gradually
- Add beaten eggs to the butter/sugar mixture
- Sift the flour
- Add baking powder, soda, salt and nutmeg to the sifted flour
- Add the flour mixture alternately with milk to the egg mixture
- Roll into sheet a small portion at a time, cut out cookies
- Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet
- Bake at 370 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
- Makes 6 dozen (depending upon upon the size of your cutters) Can also be used in cookie press. Can be colored to make christmas trees, etc. I decorate mine with buttercream frosting.
I think this was the perfect little gift and card to let my friend know that I wanted to celebrate him! He is going to love his cookies and we will enjoy celebrating together.
Make sure to stop by the Hallmark section of your local Walmart to see the great selection of greeting cards starting at just 47 cents!
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