Aca-Amazing Sugar Cookies

I feel like this household has been running on fumes all week. I’m still far from recovered from Friday’s wisdom teeth removal and Ben has been working the craziest of hours (Tuesday he left the house at 5:55 and didn’t come home until after 9 that evening!). At least Lincoln is as cute as ever and with his early bedtime, we have a few hours to ourselves in the evening (early bedtime may be the one thing we do well in this parenting business). 
Last night, after I got back from youth group (and took more drugs), and Ben finished up another couple hours of work (this man needs a vacation), we snuggled up for a few laughs with the new Pitch Perfect 2 DVD.
remember when we went and saw it in theaters for Ben’s birthday here?
I pulled together a few little themed treats for our low key movie night including our favorite sugar cookies that are soft enough for me to eat at the moment (because popcorn is still out of the question for me). I’ve included the recipe below along with a few other details but if the weather is nice enough where you are, I’d grab a blanket and use this post from last month as a guide for an outdoor movie night (go figure, we were watching Pitch Perfect 1): 

^I ordered this fun lip cookie cutter from amazon 
Classic Sugar Cookie Recipe: 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 1/3 C shortening
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 C sifted flour 
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C milk

What You’ll Do: 

  • Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. 
  • Add vanilla and mix thoroughly. 
  • Sift dry ingredients and stir alternately into creamed mixture with milk. 
  • Roll out dough (I usually do it in two sections) so is about 1/3 of an inch thick (or as desired). 
  • Cut out with cookie cutters (or the top of a cup if you don’t have any) and place on baking sheet. 
  • Bake at 350 for 9 – 12 minutes, until the edges start darkening slightly

A frosting tip: instead of spreading your frosting with a knife, place the frosting in a shallow bowl and dip the cookie in. Its infinitely easier than piping the edges and spreading it smoothly and its how I’ve been frosting cookies for over a decade. Also, I just mix milk and powdered sugar with a small dash of vanilla till I get the consistency I’m looking for. Yesterday I also added a tablespoon of softened butter for a richer frosting taste. 

…and one I snapped yesterday of this cute clingy baby yesterday while making cookies – do you now understand why its so hard not to pick him up every time he crawls over? 

Don’t mind us, just singing along to the CD included in the combo pack today….Happy Thursday! 


Head to Walmart to grab the exclusive Pitch Perfect 2 Blu-Ray/Soundtrack combo pack. Soundtrack includes some of your favorite songs from Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 (while supplies last).


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  1. I have never seen either pitch perfect. I almost rented it once but changed my mind. Looked kind of silly, but maybe I will have to someday consider it. I love sugar cookies. I will make them, but add butter.

  2. So yummyyyyy!! These sugar cookies can be the great part of a bridal shower party. Actually i am thinking to include these delicious cookies in my upcoming bridal shower. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG Those cookies look delicious! Love me some pitch perfect! Glad you had a good date night with the hubby!