Crumb vanilla sugar cookie

Sweet Memories: Baking Sugar Cookies for Aunt Jackie’s Baby Shower

As Emily and I donned our aprons and gathered our ingredients, the kitchen buzzed with excitement. The scent of vanilla and cotton candy extract wafted through the air, filling the room with an intoxicating aroma that set our taste buds tingling!

CRUMBL vanilla cookie baby shower

With the recipe in hand, Emily and I dove right in, our hands working in perfect harmony as we embarked on our baking adventure. Preheating the oven to 350 degrees was our first step, ensuring the perfect environment for our sugary creations to bake to perfection. We started gathering the ingredients needed for this tasty crumbl cookie recipe! We also grabbed our set of nesting prepping mixing bowl sets! I love this set here!

cookie ingredients

In a large bowl, Emily and I took turns creaming together the butter and sugar, our laughter mingling with the sound of the hand mixer whirring away. Watching Emily crack the eggs one by one filled my heart with pride, knowing that we were creating more than just cookies—we were crafting cherished memories together.

CRUMBL vanilla cookie

As we added the vanilla and cotton candy extract, the dough took on a magical quality, promising a burst of flavor in every bite! If you have a hard time finding the cotton candy extract, amazon has a really good price on this awesome brand here! They offer a decent variety, and I have never been happier with this brand! Mixing in the flour and baking powder was a team effort, with Emily eagerly lending her small hands to the task.

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With each scoop of dough rolled into a ball and placed onto the lined cookie sheet, anticipation grew for the delicious treats that awaited us. Using a glass to gently flatten each cookie was Emily’s favorite part, her eyes shining with excitement as she transformed each ball of dough into a perfectly shaped cookie.

CRUMBL vanilla cookie

Into the oven our cookies went, their golden edges promising a delectable reward. As we waited for them to bake, Emily and I turned our attention to crafting the perfect vanilla frosting. With softened butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract, we whipped up a creamy concoction fit for royalty.


Once the cookies had cooled to perfection, it was time for the final touch. With a dollop of frosting atop each cookie and an angled spatula in hand, Emily and I transformed our humble creations into works of art. A sprinkle of powdered sugar added the finishing flourish, turning each cookie into a masterpiece of sweetness.


With a plateful of sugar cookies in hand, Emily and I set off for Aunt Jackie’s baby shower, our hearts brimming with love and excitement. As we shared our homemade treats with friends and family, we knew that these cookies weren’t just a delicious dessert—they were a symbol of the love and joy that filled our hearts on this special day.

And so, dear readers, remember that the next time you bake a batch of sugar cookies, you’re not just creating a sweet treat—you’re weaving memories that will last a lifetime.

Until next time, happy baking!

CRUMBL vanilla cookie baby shower

INGREDIENTS FOR SUGAR COOKIES:1 1/2 cup salted butter1  1/2 cup granulated sugar3 eggs1 tsp vanilla extract2 tsp cotton candy extract 4 1/2 cup flour 3  tsp baking powderVANILLA  FROSTING:1 Cup salted butter (Soft)2 Cup powdered sugar 4 tbsp heavy cream3tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 2. In a large bowl use hand mixer and cream together butter and sugar3. Add eggs and vanilla extract .  Mix well4. Combine Flour and  baking powder until well combined 5 Using a 1/3 measuring cup, scoop cookie mix and roll into a  ball.  Place 6 cookie balls on a lined cookie sheet.6. Using a glass flatten each cookie down7. Bake for 10-11  minutes. – centre of the cookie should be puffy12. Allow cookies to coolWhile the cookies are cooling you can make the icing.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream,vanilla extract until creamy
    Scoop a tablespoon of the frosting on to the top of the cookie and use angled spatula to smooth on topSprinkle powdered sugar on top

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Can I use unsalted butter instead of salted butter for the sugar cookies? Yes, you can use unsalted butter if you prefer. Just make sure to add a pinch of salt to the dough to balance the flavors.
  2. I don’t have cotton candy extract. Can I substitute it with something else? If you don’t have cotton candy extract on hand, you can omit it or substitute it with another extract of your choice, such as almond or lemon extract. Keep in mind that this may alter the flavor profile of the cookies slightly.
  3. Can I make the sugar cookie dough ahead of time and refrigerate it? Yes, you can prepare the cookie dough ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to 24 hours before baking. Simply wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. When ready to bake, let the dough come to room temperature for about 10-15 minutes before rolling it into balls and flattening them.
  4. How long do the sugar cookies need to bake? The sugar cookies should bake for 8-11 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep an eye on them as baking times may vary depending on your oven and the size of your cookies. The cookies are ready when the edges are lightly golden and the centers are slightly puffy.
  5. Can I freeze the baked sugar cookies? Yes, you can freeze the baked sugar cookies for future enjoyment. Allow them to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container or freezer bag, separating layers with parchment paper to prevent sticking. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months. Thaw them at room temperature before serving.
  6. How should I store the frosted sugar cookies? Store the frosted sugar cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. If you need to stack the cookies, place a sheet of parchment paper between layers to prevent the frosting from sticking to the cookies above.
  7. Can I double or halve the recipe? Yes, you can easily double or halve the recipe depending on your needs. Just adjust the ingredient quantities accordingly and follow the same instructions for mixing and baking.

Remember, baking is all about experimentation and having fun, so feel free to get creative and tailor the recipe to suit your taste preferences!

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy baking!

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