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Tractors and Flowers

Last weekend I had the privilege to make cakes for a wedding. I always feel honored to be asked to do cakes, but this one was extra special. The groom was in our youth group for a few years, graduated high school, went to college and then called my husband up last year asking him to perform his wedding. It meant a lot to my husband to officiate the wedding and a lot to me to make their wedding cake and groom’s cake. The family treats us like family and it was a beautiful union of a young man we’ve watched grow up and his lovely bride. I will share the cakes another day but today I am sharing another secret project I was working on. Three of the grandparents had birthdays near the wedding date, so to honor those grandparents at the rehearsal dinner the mother of the groom asked me to make some specialty cookies.

Tractors for a grandfather and two colors of flowers for the grandmothers.

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Here is my recipe for bakery style sugar cookies that won’t spread while baking. Tasting good and holding their shape were my two main goals for these.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. baking powder
3 cups flour

First cream the butter and sugar.
Mix in egg.
Add vanilla.
Stir in sifted together dry ingredients.
Chill in fridge for at least 1 hr.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out dough.
Cut out shapes and place on a silpat or greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min.
Let cool and then decorate with icing (I used royal icing)

These were made with a lot of love. I am blessed by this family and their love all the time. Thanks for stopping by :)
Johanna

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About crazyblessedlife

I'm a mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I'm madly in love with being their mommy. My husband is a youth minister and we love serving God together with our lives. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Tractors and Flowers

  1. Wow, you do such nice work – they look professional. TFS

    Posted by Jennifirst | July 1, 2014, 7:14 am
  2. The cookies and cakes were so beautiful and very delicious. Thank you for helping make this special weekend even more special. You have a beautiful family, glad I was apart of this special time.

    Posted by Tina Windle | July 1, 2014, 8:18 am
  3. Beautiful

    Posted by Jeanne | July 1, 2014, 10:21 am
  4. You did a beautiful job! Those cookies are lovely!

    Posted by thislittlebirdie | July 2, 2014, 3:35 pm
  5. Thanks for this recipe! I’ve always wanted to make lovely cookies!

    Posted by Lindsay | July 13, 2014, 11:40 pm
  6. Wow these are really nice!:) I love the tractors.

    Posted by becka | July 17, 2014, 8:31 am

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