sugar cookies and a sort of love letter

sugar cookies | movita beaucoup

Dear 2.0,

I love you. I love you right hard like. I love you in a way that squeezes you tight and refuses to let go. Even if you squirm a lot. And you might, on occasion, wonder how you landed this here piece of awesome. But guess what? You’re kind of awesome too. For example, on our second date, when I drooled on my pants, you seemed totally unfazed.

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And the other night? When I told you that I was going to become famous and walk the red carpet with Kiefer Sutherland (because we’re Canadian royalty)? You nodded and said, “yes, honey.

When I tell you I’m going to be a very famous published author, you keep nodding. And when I say, “no, really, some people think I’m already famous,” you say, “I know you are, honey.

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Most mornings, you bring me coffee in bed. And the laptop. And a cat. And when I’m bustin’ a move – generally takin’ my shiz to the next level – you are very supportive. When I do my happy dance, freestyle like a ninja, or get my swerve on? You make the effort to look enthusiastic.

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You are really nice to your family. And mine. And you do stuff for our mothers. You’re really nice to the kitties. And the birds in our back yard.

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Also, you hardly batted an eye when I told you I was going to head to baking school next year. Not even when I said I was considering the purchase of a Justin Bieber binder to fit in with the cool kids. You’ve got to be about the kindest, most loyal, and darling man I’ve ever met. And you are damn funny. Not as funny as I am, but still. Damn funny.

So, yah, I’m awesome. But you’re holding your own. Maybe you can walk the red carpet with Kiefer and I. I’m not promising. I’d have to discuss it with Kiefer first.


movita beaucoup

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Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

My favourite recipes for sugar cookies and royal icing (using meringue powder) can be found here, on the Joy of  Baking website. Or here’s a little tutorial on making royal icing that I found over on University of Cookie. (That site, by the way, is money. If you like cookies – and I know you do – you’ve gotta hang out there.)


  1. spree on February 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    What a sweet and funny valentine! (and those cookies ain’t bad either – actually, they’re pretty amazing as cookies go!)
    I’ve simply got to share you with my frens! : ) Hope you don’t mind!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:37 pm

      Why, I don’t mind a bit! xox

  2. Ersula-Dee on February 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Love it, this brought a big smile to my morning. And the cookies look damn delish. 🙂

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Yay! (And they were very tasty…)

  3. thingsmybellylikes on February 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    This is so sweet…and the photos are absolutely beautiful too. I’m feeling all warm n’ fuzzy inside 🙂

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you! I’m glad I’ve made you feel furry on your insides…

  4. Bonnie on February 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Your home must be full of awesomeness!! Lucky you!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:43 pm

      Yes. It is brimming with awesomeness. And your Heather was here the other night – making it even more awesomer!!

  5. P.Kitty on February 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I heart you. Hard.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      I heart you back. Double hard.

  6. trialsinfood on February 13, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    2.0 sounds like an awesome guy! you sound pretty awesome too! 😉

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      We are terribly awesome. No lie.

      (Thanks for stopping by!)

  7. thekalechronicles on February 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Awwww. Sounds love-letter-ish to me.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Doesn’t it though? Yup. I guess it’s a love letter.

  8. Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls on February 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    What a sweet love letter, with a touch of humor, and the cookies just top it off perfectly! All those pretty little hearts. ♥ it.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Glad you like ’em – they were pretty sweet going down too!

  9. Lynne Knowlton on February 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Can you come to my house and bake these ? Because, I do, after all, love you too.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Hmmm. I’ll be sure to mention this to 2.0. I wonder how he’ll feel about sharing?

      • Lynne Knowlton on February 14, 2012 at 1:14 am

        All he would have to share would be the cookies 🙂 LOL. Beautiful post and photos…you are going to rock with recipes like that when you are in school. Tip top of the class. Cheers !

  10. lorrielorrieb on February 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm


  11. ceciliag on February 13, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    That is absolutely dreamylike gorgeous! oh and by the way -I shall lend you Kiefer, but just for the day and you must promise to give him back , he needs to do the Pool on Friday.. c

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm

      I totally understand. I’ll just be using Kiefer for red carpet events – because the public will be best served by seeing us together. But then he can return to his duties. Do with him what you will…

  12. frugalfeeding on February 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    This is so romantic, if a little vommy. :D. Lucky man, these little cookies are so cute. I particularly like the opposite ones – with the hearts cut out in the centre. No wastage!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

      I liked those ones too! Sadly my photos of them were a little vommy. So they didn’t get to share the spotlight…

  13. regan @ miss maillard on February 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    University of Cookie is total money, as are your adorable cookies. Kiefer ain’t got nothing on you (besides the fancy hollywood money and SEVEN NAMES. seriously, I just looked it up: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland. Are you kidding me, imdb? What the hell is that about, Donald Sutherland?).

    I digress. Nice post!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      SEVEN names? That’s really going to mess things up on the red carpet. Maybe I should consider Ryan Gosling…

  14. Eggton on February 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I loved this post.

    The binder people are not messing around, FYI. There are SO MANY Biebtastic binders available for purchase. Observe:

    I can’t wait until you are an even more famous author. You’re going to go with a publisher who lets you put a Kiefer Southerland hologram on the back cover, right?

    • movita beaucoup on February 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

      I can’t wait to buy school supplies – and I can’t believe how many Biebtastic related products are out there! I’m going to be so, so cool.

      And yes, there will be holograms on my book cover. I’m thinking a photo of Kiefer eating one of my brownies would be nice. With a little something stuck in his teeth. You know, just to keep it real.

  15. Jen @ Juanita's Cocina on February 13, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    This is all sorts of awesome.

    The only thing that would make it better is if Keifer were to comment. Let me know…

    And luuuurve the cookies.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:50 pm

      Kiefer won’t comment. Because he won’t want to get his fans all riled up. When you’re Canadian royalty, you have to consider these things. (It’s a security issue.)

  16. Nancy LeB on February 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    sounds like you could be married to Ryan Gosling (sorry for the offensive word in the website) or goggle hey girl ryan gosling. Get post – you are awesome and so are the cookies!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Hey girl – thanks for the link! Ryan is basically Canadian royalty like Kiefer and I. I’m thinking we might have to get him in on our red carpet action…

  17. cardsbymo on February 13, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Aw, Mo, you’ve got a sweet side. And some pretty cookies too! 2.0 sounds like a keeper. Now I gotta try to write something mushy in hubby’s Valentine card or else I’ll feel all guilty. Maybe I’ll just cut and paste your sentiment.

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

      2.0 is a total keeper. And I’m sure he’d agree that a cut and paste sentiment is absolutely appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Because here at the Cat Farm, we’re always happy to help.

  18. Linda Vernon on February 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Ha ha! I missed the “Dear 2.0” part and that you were writing a love letter to the cookies! Well it’s hilarious either way!

    • movita beaucoup on February 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Actually, I have uttered sweet nothings to many a meal in the past…

      • Linda Vernon on February 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

        Me two, three and four!

  19. emmalina73 on February 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Sugar cookies and ninja freestyle, that is true love my friend.

    • movita beaucoup on February 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Right? I mean, who doesn’t love some ninja-esque dancin’?

  20. VICKIE, PANHEADVIC on February 14, 2012 at 9:47 am


    • movita beaucoup on February 14, 2012 at 10:17 am

      Sorry, Vickie! I can’t give you 2.0’s personal contact information. It’s enough that I tell all of you about our crazy habits – so I’ve gotta respect the guy’s privacy in other respects!

  21. Dee at Deelicous Sweets on February 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Dear Movita Beaucoup, your posts always make me LOL! I love you. But since you already have a Valentine and so do I I will just take one of these here cookies and we will call it even. 🙂 Happy Valentines Day!

    • movita beaucoup on February 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Aw, Dee! I loves ya too!!

  22. Susi on February 14, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Be still my beating heart… what a perfectly funny and heart-warming Valentine to 2.0…. Love it. You are just the greatest. 🙂 Hope both of you have a wonderful day. Those cookies sure look scrumptious!!!

    • movita beaucoup on February 14, 2012 at 10:24 am

      Sending some love back out to you, Susi!

  23. Tina@flourtrader on February 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    That is a very nice reflective love letter to 2.0! It is all those little things and gestures by the hubby that add up to so much that a diamond would pale in comparison. Your cookies look delicious as well as stunning!

  24. Meenakshi on February 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Such beautiful cookies! And such delightful prose! I love the refernce to keifer Sutherland 😉

  25. Pasta Princess on February 15, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Hi! 🙂 Love the post and the cookies! Thanks for the smiles … and thanks so much for visiting my blog and the awesome comments! Have a great week! 🙂

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  27. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer on February 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I love the happy tone of your writing almost as much as your recipes.


  28. Just A Smidgen on February 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Such pretty sugar cookies for your Valentine! He sounds like a “keeper”… so loving and supportive… Lucky You!! and Lucky Him! xo Smidge

  29. Kim Bee on February 29, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Awwww, this is so adorable.

  30. movita beaucoup on June 2, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in February 2012. Happy baking!