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Aunt Bonnie’s Roll-out Sugar Cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap


Red rollout cookie

Today is special.

Today, I get to share a favorite cookie recipe for a very special cause.

I signed up for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Food bloggers from across the world signed up to do a cookie exchange as a fund raiser for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This cookie exchange raised $13,778.40 for this national non-profit organization committed to funding new therapies used in the fight against pediatric cancer.

roll out sugar cookies

I was matched up with 3 food bloggers here in the U.S. and each of these 3 ladies received one dozen of Aunt Bonnie’s cookies.

Kelly Bakes

Kitty’s Baking Time

the tasty tRuth

And I received one dozen cookies from 3 other bloggers. To see their recipes, click on their link and it will take you to their blog.

Jenny from Just Jenny Lynne sent us Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies. Yum! Kaitlyn from I Can Cook That sent us Hot Cocoa Cookies.  These I didn’t want to share.  Hey it was chocolate!  And then we received Iced Oatmeal Cookies that my daughters LOVED from Chrissy at Baking Cures. All 3 cookies are one’s I’ll keep on my To Make pinterest board.

Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

I pretty much knew right away that I wanted to share my Aunt Bonnie’s Roll-Out Sugar Cookies for this cause.

#1 reason – I knew they shipped well. You see, whenever one of us nieces or nephews had a baby, she would send us a dozen or so of these delicious frosted cookies in little foot shapes, with either blue or pink icing on top, depending on what you had, a boy or a girl.

shipping cookies

When I received my first batch with my first child, I was so excited and surprised.  By the time my last child arrived, I knew they would be coming and couldn’t wait for them to arrive in the mail.  It was one of the best baby gifts we received with all 3 kids.  ALMOST makes me want to have another baby but then I figured out that she always brings them to family gatherings so if I want one (or two) bad enough, I just need to attend a family get-together.  Now that is so much easier than having another kid.

Even though these make wonderful Christmas cookies, make them more than once a year.  They are too good to be kept only for the holidays. These have become a family favorite in our house, I hope they will become one of yours as well.

Need tips on how to ship cookies – read here and here.  Julie and Lindsay both have great advice.

Aunt Bonnie's Roll-out Sugar Cookies

One of our family's favorite cookies. Top with your favorite store bought or butter cream frosting recipe. I like to compliment the almond flavor in the cookie with almond flavoring in my frosting as well.

This recipe easily makes 4 dozen 2" cookies. The size of cookie cutter you use will determine the number of cookies you get. These cookies freeze well and ship well when properly packed.

Yield: Depends on size of cookie cutter

Prep Time: 10 minutes of mixing, at least 4 hours to chill

Cook Time: 11 - 12 minutes


2 cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons almond extract
½ cup sour cream
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon salt
5 – 6 cups all-purpose flour


1. With a stand mixer, cream sugar and butter.
2. Add eggs, one at a time.
3. Add extracts and sour cream.
4. Mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
5. Blend this all well.
6. Slowly add in flour, one cup at a time, until all worked in.
7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
9. Roll out cold cookie dough onto a nonstick surface or a floured surface. Roll dough to about ¼” height.
10. Cut into desired shapes with your cookie cutters.
11. Bake for 11 – 12 minutes or until they are just starting to turn a golden brown.
12. Let cool.
13. Frost and decorate as desired.

Aunt Bonnie Huegel

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5 Responses to “Aunt Bonnie’s Roll-out Sugar Cookies for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap”

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    Kaitlin @ I Can Cook That — December 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Glad you enjoyed the cookies! Yours look FANTASTIC!

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    Laurie — December 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Such pretty cookies! My mom has made some similar and let my brothers and I (and now our kids and grandkids) ice and decorate. They somehow don’t turn out as pretty as yours. 🙂

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    Harvey Morris — December 13, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Your cookies are adorbs. They look magical and I want an entire plate for the holidays! Great job.

    This was my first year participating in the Cookie Swap; I made Soft-Baked Gingersnap Molasses Cookies, 3 ways. Had great fun and enjoyed getting exposed to so many other passionate food bloggers.

    Happy holidays!

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    Emily — December 15, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Thank you for posting this recipe – I lost the original you provided at one of the classes you taught a few years ago. These are a slam-dunk, easy and always turn out perfectly! Thank you!

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    Amanda — December 17, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Those are gorgeous! 😀 This was my first year to participate in the Cookie Swap – and it’s been so much fun to see all the other great recipes out there.