Mid Week Chat With Some Light & Airy Sugar Cookies

Happy Half Way During the week Friends!  

How’s your week been so far?

Mine has been one of those weeks where I just need a few cookies (we’ll get to that).   Matthew and I are currently hard at work on a new business venture, so there’s been lots of brain storming, strategy meetings and just out loud get it all out stress talks.   We have a big dream, and this isn’t going to be easy, but we’re trying to start our own virtual reality creative design agency.  Some of you guys already know we work as artists under Reed + Rader where we work in fashion and advertising creating fun videos.   Reed + Rader is still highly alive but there’s so many things we want to do outside of our style and aesthetic of what we create.    We’ve always taken on a strong art director role in our work, so it makes sense for us to try to push this to the next step outside of just what we do.  Right now we’re gathering a strong team of programmers and artists to start working on projects to get the buzz out there.  Matthew and I are extremely excited as we think this could be the next big step for us and we believe strongly in the idea and pushing this to the world.  It’s not going to be easy, and we know that, but we’re always up for a challenge!  I’ll be sure to share upcoming news to you guys! Wish us luck!

On the artist side of things, we recently just finished up 3D portrait videos for fashion magazine, V Magazine.  It’s a Spring fashion story so it’s full of floral patterns and soft colors.  Some of the clothing featured is:  MIU MIUDOLCE & GABBANATHOM BROWNECHRISTOPHER KANE, AND PRABAL GURUNG.
Here’s the video:

Besides that we’re working on some other projects that I can’t just share yet, but they’re all fun and we’re excited for them!  We’re also talking at the FITC Conference in Toronto at the end of the month.  I’ve never been to Toronto but we will be there for a  few days so any suggestions on what I should see (or more importantly what I should eat) please let me know! So work wise, between this and the new agency venture, we’re busy!

Then there’s the garden which is full swing with the start of Spring.  We had some important planting days we had to do, so keep a look out on those posts!  Many veggies are in the soil and more are on their way! We also found a surprise in the soil.. but I’ll keep that for a new post!  

And lastly, there’s Brooklyn Farm Girl, which I love because I love you guys!  Isn’t it amazing the friendships you can start with just leaving a comment on a cake recipe exclaiming you want to stuff it in your face, then next thing you know you’re pen pals and know how many fish they have.    You guys are real cool.  I don’t think I tell you enough but whoever reads this, it really means a lot to me.  Just to be able to share recipes and stories and receive so many smiles and laughs in return, you really know how to cheer me up sometimes.  Do you know what you deserve?

COOKIES! Let’s see your best cookie dance.  Oh yeah, to the right, to the left, now shake that cookie ookie ookie ookie! 


These Light & Airy Sugar Cookies are going to hit the spot just right.  You guys know I have a thing for super soft cookies so these ones definitely fit that category.  They’re your typical delicious sugar cookie but these are so light and moist inside.  And even better.. are you ready? 51 calories a piece.  That means you can eat 10 of them, right?  Cookies = dinner, didn’t you know?  

So go ahead, kick your feet up and enjoy mid week with these cookies!

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Light & Airy Sugar Cookies


  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter - melted
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • additional sugar to coat


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a large bowl cream together sugars, butter and oil until smooth. Beat in egg, vanilla, salt and baking powder.
  3. Mix in flour and continue to mix until combined.
  4. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Using the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar, flatten the balls to 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until very light brown.
  7. Remove and cool.

Recipe Notes

Makes 24 cookies
1 cookie = 51 calories

Adapted from King Arthur


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  • Those cookies look awesome! One of these days I will try making cookies again…not the best baker. Oat bars and your monkeybread muffins have been about it for me and baking.

    I checked out your Reed + Rader page and watched the “I Hate Kitties” video…all of our cats stopped what they were doing (eating, walking away from being finished eating) and turned their attention towards the computer screen. :p

    Your work is really unique and fun…hope your “big dream” works out for you two. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I adore all things cookie!!! and really good sugar cookies are hard to come by! Say HI to the kitty children!! (We have five dogs and three cats so we’re all about the fuzzy people!)

  • Congratulations and best of luck in your venture. I think you are off to a really good start the video is great. The cookies are a work of art, melt in your mouth goodness!

  • Most weeks require cookies, I find. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sounds like you’re busy busy busy with loads of good stuff. Good luck with all of your ventures! While you’re out there being busy, I think I’ll just stay here and enjoy these cookies. Really nice! Thanks so much.

  • This video is so cool, Pamela! I’ve never seen an ad campaign like it before. Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

    These cookies look yum. I feel like they would be great if made with coconut oil too.

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE simple sugar cookies. I never seem to make them though because I have no self control around them. Chocolate chip cookies can turn moldy, they sit so long…but never sugar cookies. These look really light too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Don’t really understand how they’re fifty-one calories each.
    I converted the measurements into metric, and calculated the calories per gram of each ingredient.

    65g Powdered Sugar = 253
    100g Sugar = 387
    112g Butter = 803
    109g Oil = 981
    55g Egg = 80
    6g Vanilla = 17
    3g Tsp Salt
    8g Tsp Powder = 5
    315g Flour = 1147

    3673 (calories) รท 773 (grams) = about 4.8 calories per gram

    If this recipe makes twenty-four cookies, then each one should weigh about thirty-two grams.

    32 x 4.8 = 153.6 per cookie.

    That’s what I come up with, anyway.

  • I just finished making these cookies and they are DELICIOUS!! I doubled the recipe and made them a little smaller so they ended up coming out to 28 cal a cookie! Since I’m on a low cal diet these are going to be my go to treat! They are AWESOME

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