This post is sponsored by Lonestar Eggs. All opinions and sentimental stories about my kids being sixth-generation Texans are my own. 😉 Be sure to check out the sugar cookie recipe and FREE printable Texas flag stickers below, too!
When I first moved to Texas, I learned one thing very, very quickly.
When it comes to Texas flag placement, everything is fair game. And I do mean everything.
Texas Pride is tangible. You can see it, hear it, touch it, and feel it from the second you step foot in Texas. I’m a California girl, born and raised, but…I love Texas. It’s my home, and there’s a lot to love here. Besides, my kids are sixth-generation Texans, so…even if I’m not technically from here, my family has very deep roots in this North Texas soil.
I also eat a lot here. Food is ingrained in the Texas culture, and from our very first night in Texas, I learned that Texas hospitality often means good food. This is never truer than when my Mother-in-Law cooks and bakes for Everyone We Know at one of our huge family dinners. And being Texan, she doesn’t forget about dessert. It’s a lot of food for a lot of people, and we love it.
Whenever possible, I buy our food from local sources. Local fruit, vegetables, cheese, honey…we always “go local” when we can. Local food just seems fresher, and I love that we are able to support our Texas neighbors when we buy something that was grown or created in Texas.
Lonestar Eggs, available exclusively at Walmart, are gathered in Texas, by Texans, and laid by Texas hens (I bet they say “y’all” between clucks). I feel great buying fresh, Texas eggs (we eat a lot of eggs each week, and I put a lot of thought into our egg purchases…I would always rather spend a little more to buy local).
What you need:
- 3 ½ c. sifted flour
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking power
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup butter
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoons milk.
Here’s how to make them:
Measure flour; add baking powder and salt. Stir to mix. Set aside.
In another bowl, cream shortening; add sugar gradually, creaming well.
Add eggs, one at a time beating thoroughly after each. Add vanilla.
Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition.
Chill for at least one hour.
On lightly floured surface, roll 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shape; place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes or until done.
Yield: 6 dozen (depending on cutter size).
Sugar cookies made with Lonestar Eggs are very “Texas” – but to make this an ever MORE Texas-y treat, I made some cute printable Texas Flag stickers that you can download, too. Because like I said, you can find the Texas flag on anything!
These stickers are designed to print on Avery labels 18163 (which you can also get at Walmart), but you could also just print them on cardstock and use some cute washi to affix them to whatever your heart desires! You can download your free printable Texas flag labels/stickers here.