Saturday, February 13, 2010

Pink Saturday, Texas Sugar Cookies & a Memory

 I am excited to participate in Pink Saturday over at How Sweet the Sound, for the very first time today!!  In honor of Valentine's Day I give you:
Pink Sugar Cookies
The pink sugar cookies remind me of a particular Valentine's Day.  Senior Year in High School, my husband and I were not an "official" couple yet.  The Drill Team was doing their annual cookie fundraiser for Valentine's Day.  I paid my money and ordered a cookie for Dennis that was supposed to say "Nice Pockets". My good friends made and delivered the cookie and thought they would change it for me. The one he received said,  "Nice Butt".  I was a little bit mortified when I found out, but we became an official couple later that weekend! The following weekend we went to The Sweetheart Ball,where we were named the cutest couple.  The bad thing was we both had different dates.  We received the honor, got our picture taken and hardly even looked at each other, then went back to our respective dates.  Talk about a bit awkward!!
This is my favorite recipe for sugar cookies.  I ate way too many of them this go around.  They are so tender and practically melt in your mouth.  I also like this recipe because you do not have to roll and cut them out.  Believe me I do not have the patience to do the roll and cut thing, even though shape cookies are so CUTE!
Texas Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. salt
Cream butter and sugars.  Add oil, eggs and vanilla and mix.  Add dry ingredients gradually.  If possible chill dough for a couple of hours.  Shape into balls and then roll in sugar.  (I use a cookie scoop.)  Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes, just until the cookies are set and the edges are slightly brown.
Cool and frost!
Watch out they are ADDICTING!!

Now go and check out all things PINK today over at How Sweet the Sound!!


44 comments:

  1. What a sweet story! Your cookies really look yummy! Welcome to Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn
    www.rmeboutique.com

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  2. Welcome to Pink Saturday. It's so great to see another Texas Gal and one who makes Texas Sugar Cookies....we claim it all, don't we? Cute story and yummy cookies. I took two....Sue

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  3. What a fun idea for Valentine's Day! I didn't think of tinted the dough.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Liz

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  4. welcome to pink saturday. its nice to have u with us and to share the recipe too.

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  5. Hi Tiffanee! Welcome to pink Saturday...the Valentine cookies look so delicious I wouldn't be able to trust myself around them! lol
    They are beautiful.
    Happy Valentine's Day! xo Tami

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  6. Yum! Thanks for the recipe and Happy Pink Saturday. ❤

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday!!
    Welcome Tiffanee
    And Happy Valentine's!!

    Besitos from Argentina!
    Silvia

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  8. A wonderful pink treat for Pink Saturday. Glad you joined us.

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  9. Ha, Ha! I love the cookie in high school story! Thank you for sharing this cookie recipe! The cookies look delicious. Loved visiting your blog this morning. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday!

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  10. Hi Tiffanee! LOVED your post! First one I read and I'm smiling already! Great story and yummy cookies, with a recipe to boot! Thanks, and Happy Pink Saturday! Happy Valentine's day too! ~tina

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  11. Cute story, and thankyou for the sugar cookie recipe, you can never have enough of them. Happy Pink Saturday and welcome to the group. I hope you also have a very Happy Valentines Day, Char

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  12. They look very yummy! Welcome to Pink Saturday!!

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  13. Hi Tiffanee - loved your story and your cookies look soooo good! Welcome and Happy Pink Valentine Saturday! I'll be back for some of your recipes - I love to cook too!

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  14. I think I just might have to try these out!They sound delicious!:)

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  15. They look yummy! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

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  16. Looks like some yummy cookies! I am with you on not having the patience for rolling and cutting. : ) Cute story. Welcome to Pink Sat.

    Blessings,
    Tricia

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  17. LOL! Well, it looks like the cookie was a hit after all! ;-)

    Loved this.

    Hope you have a Happy 1st Pink Saturday and Valentine's Day, too!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  18. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday. These cookies look great with the no roll feature. I will most certainly try them. Come visit me over in Alaska. Nan

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  19. Welcome to Pink Saturday! I am so glad you joined us! Cute story about the "butt" and the Sweetheart Ball. lol
    Ohhhhh, I LOVE cookies, especially PINK cookies! Yum-O! I might just have to snag that recipe! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Back Porch Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  20. Yummmmmmmmmmm..oh my gosh,they look so good. I will have one if you don't mind. :).
    Welcome to Pink Saturday..this is a group of the sweetest ladies ever and you will have such fun.
    Happy Pinks and Happy Valentines Day..and again, a big welcome. Thank you for the cookie.. :)

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  21. Looks delicious!Thank you for the visit on my blog!
    Happy Valentine's day!
    Annalisa

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  22. Hi and welcome to Pink Saturday. Yum, those cookies look wonderful and I love your story! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

    Mermaid Debbie

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  23. welcome to Pink Sat. those cookies look yummy! thanks for the recipe!

    Helen

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  24. Happy 1st Pink Saturday! Welcome! Your cookies look so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Cute stories. LOL @ Cute Butt! Love the "cutest couple" story. Isn't it funny how life takes over to make it's point!

    Enjoy your 1st Pink Saturday! Hope you get a chance to stop by for a visit!

    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Tina

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  25. Hello and Welcome to Pink Saturday;;; OH I love the Cookies story...lol hahaha to to funny... too think it was a Cookie that brought you two together.... awwww I love stories like that.. thank you for sharing.... they look so yummy..

    Happy Pink Valentine's & Pink Saturday

    Hug;s
    Alaura

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  26. Welcome to Pink Saturday! Gonna try the cookies, they sound yummy

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  27. What a sweet story to go with your sweet cookies! Welcome to Pink Saturday and have a great Valentine's!

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  28. HI and WELCOME to Pink Saturday! Your cookies look wonderful. I want one!
    Thank you for sharing a lovely story about LOVE! Woo hoo!
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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  29. Welcome to PS, this is my 3rd week and it is alot of fun. Love your Valentines story, made me smile. Would love to taste the cookies, they look yummy, I will have to try the recipe. Hugs Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

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  30. YUM! Your cookies look GREAT!!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  31. Happy Pink Saturday Tiffanee...
    Welcome sweetie and thank you so much for sharing on this special Valentine Pink Saturday. I so love the story you have shared with me today, and the cookies are just so special. (I love the Nice Butt, aren't friends just the best?)

    They sound so yummy and I can't wait to try the recipe. You are a doll to share the recipe with me.

    I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I love visitors and I love getting to know new friends.

    Happy Valentine's Day sweetie. Country hugs...Sherry

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  32. Welcome to Pink Sat. What a cute story and yummy recipe. Hope you had a fun Pink Sat and a terrific VDay! Dana

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  33. mmmm!
    Sugar cookies with frosting are my very fave cookies!!

    Welcome to Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  34. I don't usually get to ice anything. No one, in the family likes that good stuff. You show why it is important. Not only does it add to the taste but they become classy. The pink is so pretty.

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  35. Oh man you're killing me! I want this so bad! Not good at all! LOL :)

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  36. Hello, Tiffanee,
    I am so glad to meet you! Your sugar cookie recipe sounds wonderful! My mom used to make cookies that she called her "tea cakes", and they would melt in your mouth. I never got her recipe so I am excited to try yours. Welcome to Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day to you! Vicki

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  37. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

    Those cookies look rather 'deadly' - it would hard to stop at one mmmmm.

    Happy pink saturday & Valentine's day.

    ciao for now,
    Elena :)
    http://epdesigns.com.au/blog

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  38. I'm a day late with my Pink Saturday. Lots of busy interruptions yesterday. But I'm here today and so happy that I came to visit. I'm crazy about pink and your blog gave me the lift that I needed to counteract the winter gloomies up here in Michigan.

    Anything with a cup of butter in it has MY vote!

    ♫Happy Pink Valentine's Day♫ Hoping that today is filled with l♥ve and family...nothing better than that!

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  39. Hi Tiffanee!

    I love those cookies! Thank-you for the recipe!

    Happy Pink Valentine's Day!

    Stop by new friend!

    love,kelee at www.katillacshack.com

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  40. Funny story! Happy Pink Saturday and V's Day :)

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  41. Thank you for the recipe they look yummy, I'll be back a lot!lol I love pink cookies, they always look so inviting.
    hugz:)
    Candi

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  42. Happy Pink Saturday! Welcome! These cookies look so good. Happy Valentine's Day!! Winona

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