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    Honey Sugar Cookies

    If you follow this blog, you know I have a tendency to go a little over the top. Complex recipes are a fun challenge for me, and decadent sweets set my heart aflutter. However, this doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the simple things. There are so many simple recipes that are just…perfection. One good example: these Honey Sugar Cookies.

    Honey Sugar Cookies

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    Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

    A few weeks ago I made some beach-inspired (and delicious!) Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing. In that post, I commented on the versatility of these cookies. You can vary shapes, flavors, and decoration to the seasons and your every mood. In honor of National Sugar Cookie Day, I decided to make a variation of my original recipe using buttercream instead of royal icing. These Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Bean Buttercream are over-the-top rich…in a good way.

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    Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

    Happy first weekend of summer! I’ll be honest, I’m not a fan of Texas summers. This midwestern girl can’t handle the heat. Yesterday it was 102F with a heat index of 111F. It gets hot and humid in Michigan, but not 111 degrees. And, no matter where you are in Michigan, there’s always a lake nearby to go cool off. So what’s a homesick girl with a wicked sweet tooth to do? Make some Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies in the shape of my home state, and decorate them to look like the beach. 🙂