Woodland Sugar Cookies

• 18 June 2010

The perfect addition to your Woodland Fairy Party--sweet little cookie cutters from IKEA. As a simple, inexpensive party favor you could make iced sugar cookies in the shape of a fox, squirrel or hedgehog and then place them in a clear, cellophane bag adorned with ribbon. Precious! I wish I'd spotted these for my daughter's Woodland Fairy Party earlier this year.

And while we are the subject of sugar cookies, let's open a little discussion shall we? For whatever reason, I haven't been able to find a sugar cookie recipe that I love. They always seem to be too crunchy, too thin, unmanageable or whatever. I'm looking for a recipe that makes a sugar cookie with substance, and perhaps a bit of almond. Do you have one to share? I love a little link love :) Merci!


jenniferw said...

Stephanie, I don't have a sugar cookie recipe but I think the cookie cutters are precious. I'd love to make squirrels with my granddaughters in the fall! I've never been to IKEA ... can't wait to go.

Mary said...


Hands down the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever tried. Easy to work with, a cinch to make, and quite delicious!

Tammy Morrill said...

Oh girl. I feel the same way you do about almond. This isn't the best recipe for holding cookie cutter shapes, although it's about as good as any other that way, but taste-and-texture-wise... yum.


Catherine said...

I don't know that this is the world's absolute best recipe, but I've tried several alternative recipes for cookie cutters and still return to this one:


Anna said...

Oh, much cookie cutter adoration going on over here! So, so cute.

As far as sugar cookies, this is my go-to recipe:


lo+no said...

I concur with Mary.

I've been making these cream cheese sugar cookies (with a hint of almond) by Blonde Designs and they are over-the-top fantastic and super easy!


Heather said...

Hey Steph, it was so fun to spend some time with you guys last night. I have the best sugar cookie recipe! I will email it to you.

lynne said...

Hi Stephanie -

We've tried more complicated ones but I think this is my favorite. Quick, easy, and tasty.


Megan said...

I LOVE these, they taste like sugar cookies with a hint of coconut and lime. And they are very soft and delicious!

{natalie} said...

here is the recipe that we love:

1 1/2 C granulated sugar
1 C butter (room temp)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda

Cream together butter and sugar. Add the egg, vanilla and almond. In another bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix. Roll out and cut into desired shape. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.

they seem a bit crunchy at first but once you put some frosting on them they soften up a bit. they are the best.

Jenny said...

We have those cookie cutters, but have never made cookies with them. My mom uses them for her pottery :D
Have you tried Pioneer Woman's sugar cookies? I've never made them, but everything else I've made from her website and cookbook has always been great!

missy s said...

a while back, i had a blog that i sorely neglected. but when i did have one, i once did a post on sugar cookies. this is my fav recipe, and you can use 1/4 t almond extract with 1 1/2 t vanilla. i've tried it before and it's great. they are soft and delicious, yet always keep their shape when you bake them if you refrigerate properly. enjoy!

Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves said...

Great idea. I'm gonna have to try some of these out!

Laura said...


Do share with the rest of us :)! We'd love to try your recipe too!!!

littlemissairgap said...
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littlemissairgap said...

I know you've already done the woodland fairy party but just in case anyone else is interested in doing one, Kikki K (Australian stationery store run by a Swedish lady) has the perfect little woodland mushroom stamp. Here is the link http://www.kikki-k.com/shop/product/wooden-stamp-pad-host/
There are other gorgeous items featuring the mushroom theme such as magnetic pegs with mushroom motifs, cards, pens, etc.

littlemissairgap said...

Oh ... forgot to add that this Etsy store would provide the birthday girl with the most divine woodland present.

Kristyn said...

About cookie cutters - I was in the Sur La Table store in Santa Barbara over the weekend. They have hands down the best cookie cutter collection I've ever seen!! All for just a dollar too! I picked up a skull and crossbones one for a prospective pirate party for my son, but they had so many others I could have gotten too!!

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