🗓️ July 9
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to celebrate a holiday dedicated entirely to the humble sugar cookie?
Well, wonder no more because today we bring you the exciting news that July 9th is Sugar Cookie Day!
If you’re wondering why we should celebrate this holiday, well, grab a glass of milk and we’ll tell you all about it.
Why sugar cookies?
First things first, let’s talk about what a sugar cookie is. It’s not just any cookie, my friends. It’s a fluffy, buttery, sugar-filled delight that melts in your mouth and makes you feel like you’re floating on a cloud.
And what it’s not? It’s not a boring oatmeal raisin or a snooty macaron.
Sugar cookies are the everyman’s cookie, and they deserve recognition for their simple, yet delicious, beauty.
But what makes a sugar cookie stand out from the rest is its character.
If a sugar cookie were a person, it would be that friendly neighbor who always waves and says hello. It’s not trying to be fancy or show off; it’s just happy to be there and make your day a little sweeter.
But what makes a sugar cookie different from other sugar cookies? It’s all in the recipe, my dear reader. Some add a touch of almond extract, while others use extra vanilla. Some like to add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, while others stick to the classic sugar and flour combo. The possibilities are endless, but the outcome is always the same: pure bliss.
How it began
As for the origin of this holiday, well, let’s just say that it’s a magical mystery.
Some say it was created by a group of sugar cookie enthusiasts who wanted to share their love of the cookie with the world. Others claim that it was born out of a deep-seated desire to have an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Whatever the case may be, we’re just happy to have a reason to indulge in these sweet treats.
How to celebrate
So, how can you celebrate Sugar Cookie Day in style? Well, if you’re short on time and energy, you can always whip up a batch of sugar cookies using a basic recipe. Just mix together the ingredients, roll out the dough, cut out your desired shapes, and bake them until they’re golden brown. Simple, right?
And if you’re feeling a little more ambitious, you can throw a full-blown sugar cookie party, complete with decorations, games, and of course, plenty of cookies.
And let’s not forget about the drinks! Milk is the classic pairing, but a cold glass of lemonade or a hot cup of tea can also hit the spot.
If you’re feeling ambitious and want to make your own sugar cookies, we’ve got you covered. Check out our recipe below for foolproof instructions. (We’ve tested on one fool. The result was 100% success)
And don’t worry if you’re not a baking pro, a little burnt sugar never hurt anyone as long as they had a functional fire extinguisher!
To involve loved ones, why not invite friends and family over for a sugar cookie decorating party?
Provide various colors of frosting and sprinkles, and watch the creativity unfold.
And for those on a budget, there’s no need to break the bank. Sugar cookies can be made with affordable ingredients, and decorations can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be.
And as for safety tips, well, let’s just say that the dangers of sugar cookies are few and far between.
Be careful when using sharp cookie cutters or when handling hot baking sheets and cookies.
Always supervise children when they are helping with baking and decorating.
If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to use appropriate ingredients.
Make sure to take breaks and stretch those legs, especially if you’ve been sitting down munching on cookies all day.
Make sure to store any leftover cookies in a secure place.
And keep your furry friends away from any chocolate chips or other potentially harmful ingredients.
We encourage you to celebrate Sugar Cookie Day to your heart’s content, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone (except maybe your waistline). And remember, if anyone asks you why you’re celebrating Sugar Cookie Day, just tell them Wild Calendar gave you permission. After all, life is too short to not celebrate the small things.
So go ahead, indulge in the sweetness and joy of Sugar Cookie Day, and let your inner child revel in the deliciousness of this beloved treat. Happy baking!
They say that the best cookies are the ones you bake yourself.
Let’s find out if that’s true!
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the egg and vanilla.
- Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until just blended.
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or until firm.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Roll the dough out on a floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
- Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters.
- Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks.
- Don’t overmix the dough. Mix until the ingredients are just combined, and then stop.
- Chill the dough for at least an hour before rolling it out. This will make it easier to handle.
- Flour your work surface and rolling pin to prevent the dough from sticking.
- To make sure your cookies bake evenly, rotate your baking sheets halfway through the baking time.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.
Baking with Friends:
- Baking with friends can be a lot of fun! Make it a social event by inviting friends over to help with the baking and decorating.
- Set up a decorating station with various frosting colors and sprinkles.
- Put on some music and enjoy each other’s company while you bake and decorate.
Celebrating on a Budget:
- Making your own sugar cookies is already a cost-effective way to celebrate this holiday.
- Use simple decorations like colored sugar, which is less expensive than frosting.
- Invite friends over to bake together and split the cost of ingredients.
Celebrating Lavishly Exuberant:
- If you want to go all out, consider investing in a variety of cookie cutters and frosting tips.
- Use high-quality ingredients like real vanilla extract and organic butter.
- Decorate your sugar cookies with intricate designs and patterns.
- Hire a caterer to provide a variety of gourmet toppings and drinks.
Making your own sugar cookies can be a fun and enjoyable way to celebrate Sugar Cookie Day.
Whether you bake alone or with friends, remember to take your time and enjoy the process.
And most importantly, have fun and indulge in the deliciousness of these sweet treats!