Powdered Sugar Sugar Cookies

Temperatures were approaching 60 degrees as I got off work late this afternoon.

That’s dog park weather! dog park 039As I opened the gate to the park, Sadie dashed in, sniffed around and found a ball within 2.5 seconds.

dog park 046 “Throw the ball for me” barks ensued.

I obeyed…dog park 035dog park 062 …And she was grateful.

dog park 054 Black nose and all. 😀

After the park, we came home and enjoyed leftovers of last night’s bolognese blunder casserole.

Then, Christmas cookies happened. dog park 009 I made these cookies last night and was pleased with the outcome, as I did some experimenting and wasn’t quite sure what to expect. dog park 008I wanted to make basic sugar cookies, speckled with red and green M&Ms for a little festivity.

I searched around my recipe box for some recipes and closed it after getting the gist of proper flour to sugar ratios.

Then I got an idea!

Why not use powdered sugar in the cookies? I love powdered sugar and figured it might add a little somethin’ somethin’ to standard sugar cookies.

After tasting the dough, I had a feeling the cookies would be winners! dog park 005In Ryan’s words,“These are perfect.”

One thing I must say is that the cookies are not doughy, but have a more chewy, crispy texture which I actually really enjoyed. If you’re looking for a grab-and-go delicious cookie, these are the ones for you!

Powdered Sugar Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. red and green M&Ms


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking soda in a bow and set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla together until creamy. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  • Slowly beat flour mixture into sugar mixture until fully combined. 
  • Fold M&Ms into dough.
  • Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8 – 10 minutes until edges are golden brown.


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