Pan Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies and Jimmer Jersey Giveaway!

If you have known me for any length of time, you have probably had one of these. I originally posted Pan Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies back in September of '08, when I first started blogging. I love sugar cookies. What makes a great sugar cookie? Soft, sweet, tender, great frosting.
This recipe is all of the above combined with the simplicity of a pan cookie. I'll be making these on Friday March 11,   at Macey's in PG. Stop by for a sample!

The giveaway. Do you have it? Jimmer Fever? I asked my son, who is in the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Provo (Jimmermania HQ) if he has it. Jimmer Fever. He replied in a letter "No Mom, I don't have Jimmer Fever." Not a big surprise. Back in Btown,  I'm here to report no one in my home has Jimmer Fever. Which is a good thing, bc, even though the Utes stink at basketball this year, and have for the past few years, we won't be jumping on the Jimmer Wagon. Won't be wearing any Jimmer jersey's.  What is it with Jimmer (which, btw, my spell check wants to correct to "Dimmer" - ha) "? I know he can make a shot every now and then but, really, do you think he would be Mr. BMOC if his name was say, Ralph?  This actually prompted a discussion I had with Grant late last night (after Mr J scored 52 points in one game).  My public service moment:  Remember back in the 80's when Ty Detmer played at byu, and everyone loved him and started naming their kids "Ty"?? Grant thinks this will start a rash  (no pun intended) of parents naming their kid "Jimmer". Which, I feel personally obligated to tell you THIS IS  A BAD IDEA. If you name your kid Jimmer, and he stinks at basketball, he will get beat up. Don't say I didn't warn you.
I know you're thinking how did a UTE fan end up with two Jimmer Jerseys?  I purchased the Jimmer Jerseys at a fund raiser for a charity. There you have it. And since I don't have the fever, I want to share them with you. Absolutely free. Here are the deets: (Jake HATES it when I say that, so I'll make sure to say it) 

-I have one each : Adult Large, and Youth Large.   
-leave a comment. Not about Jimmer. How about your favorite NCAA tourney memory, ever! Ok, fine, if you don't have a fave tourney memory, go ahead, leave one about Mr. J ;)
-If you are a follower, you get two entries. 
-leave your email address if your signature does not link back to your blog.
-specify which jersey you want- adult or youth. Remember I have only one of each :)
-you have two days to claim the jersey and respond, or another winner will be selected.
-the winners will be announced on Monday, March 14, 2011.
-winner chosen by Random.org

Do you think Jimmer would like these? 

Tessa's Pan Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 ½ cups flour

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add egg, almond extract and vanilla, blend until smooth. Mix in all of the dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Grease a jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Spread the dough into the pan with a long knife. I usually sprinkle some flour on the dough, so it is easier to spread. You can also use a mini rolling pin (floured) to spread the dough. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cook just until golden brown.
Let cool completely.

½ cup butter, softened
4 oz cream cheese, softened
3 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
dash of salt
milk or half and half
food coloring, if desired

Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and salt. Add milk a little at a time, until the frosting is spreading consistency.


  1. My kids came up with this one... what are we having for breakfast, lunch and "Jimmer." :) We would love the youth large! Jimmer mania is HUGE at our house.

  2. Well, here I am leaving a comment in hopes to make Spencer's day, week year, maybe even LIFE!!! We are Jimmer fans in our house for many reasons, but since I'm writing the comment, I'll tell you a couple of reasons why I love the guy. First of all he so closely resembles one of my very handsome cousins so there is some kind of emotional connection, second he IS an amazing basketball player, and last but not least I'm impressed with his ability to communicate. He's just a nice kid! And by the way, I made these delicious Pan Sugar Cookies long ago after an earlier post and we love them! Thanks Si!

  3. We have a house FULL of boys with Jimmer fever. Cougs fans, through and through. My son has been following Jimmer intently all year and would LOVE to don that Cougar blue with Jimmer's number on his chest! I would prefer the Youth Large, but the Adult Large would make my hubby happy too, I'm sure. richards.molly@gmail.com

  4. When Northern Iowa beat Kansas in the tournament!
    I want the youth large.

    from Brandon

  5. We love Jimmer!!!!! He's an amazing athlete, a good example to young people in so many ways, well spoken and just an all around nice guy!

  6. My favorite tourney memory. When Utah went to the final four. I am not kidding either, because unlike some people I know, we are BYU fans...not Utah haters:)
    Youth large, like I had to put that.

  7. WOW---- a sweet treat and a Jimmer jersey....the Large Adult please. We love B ball at my house. We always do college brackets and pick a winner. Who's ever team goes the farthest, gets to choose dinner for the family....always a restaurant, never home cooked food...because I don't cook recipes, I just read them and drool!

  8. Those treats look yummy! I am hoping for a youth jersey since my kids love Jimmer. My husband and I also love to watch Jimmer do his thing. Thanks for your post!


  9. My husband would die for a Jimmer jersey. He's tried so hard to go to a game this year, but no luck. Thanks for the chance!!

  10. I'm a follower so I get two chances. Yeah!! Thanks for the chance to win this for my hubby who is a HUGE BYU fan. Oh, we'd love the adult large.

  11. Can't help but have Jimmer fever...what's not to love?? I may or may not give it to my son at BYU to wear during the tourney 'cause an adult large would fit me too!! Ü

  12. You are making a pregnant girl drool, literally, over those delectable looking cookies. I want them now!! :( (But please, no BYU jersey, blech!)

  13. I have a house full of Jimmer followers. Cougs fans, through and through! We would love the Youth Large. richards.molly@gmail.com

  14. First of all let me say that I have only had these sugar cookies once, and i'm pretty sure i've known you for at least ten years. But the one time I had it I absolutely LOVED it!!!! Second-Adult Large- And What I love is that My family is such a UoU family but my extended family --cousins and grandpa--are HUGE BYU fans. We can go at it all day long. Dad bought a UoU summer canopy that we set up on family vacation and all hope that grandpa won't have a heart attack when he realizes that the U is shading him.
    ANother fave. memory is last season is when I finally got into the whole march madness--Living with my aunts it is the only thing we watch for the season. Finally I was able to actually understand what was going on and what was happening during the game.
    And the third fave (You did say after all that I get two entries so I'm trying to do my part) Is when making my college bracket I like to choose winning teams based on color of jerseys/ most attractive point guard/ or mascot. And I always seem to get pretty far! :)

  15. Youth Large for us. I almost think you should just give it over because we have had major jimmermania this year. It's been a fun season. I hope my favorite tournament moment is this year! parrysevenup@yahoo.com. I'm a follower too!

  16. Mark sent me your link and I think I am going to have to make those cookies! Yummy! We would love the youth large. Grady has Jimmer fever pretty bad but it is safe to say he has bball fever in general. Since we cheer for both teams we watch A LOT of sports at our house. My favorite memory this season is watching Grady shoot hoops on his little indoor hoop while watching BYU and the Utes battle it out. At 3 years old he is so into it! mc_miller@comcast.net

  17. First off I can't believe you even allowed those blue things in your house...anyway we are big fans so the adult large would be our choice. I do remember the Utes playing for the championship. We were in Boston and we were the only two people in the sports bar cheering on our home team...hostile, but fun.

  18. My in laws definitely have Jimmer Fever. Adult large please. I, not a huge sports fan, married into a family where they calculate the seasons by which sport they are fanatically following. So my basketball memory of the year...coming back from shopping while on vacation, to spend 2 hours in a hotel room watching BYU and Jimmer beat SDSU. Gotta love it. (note the sarcasm) :-) Although I would be the favorite daughter-in-law for the year if I won this for them! ktmorgan85@gmail.com

  19. Forgot to mention in our first post that we would love the adult large! Also, what constitutes a "follower"? I drool over and make many of your recipes...does that count? If so, enter me twice :) Thanks Si!

  20. Love those Cookies! I might have to make some tomorrow.

    My fav NCAA memory-watching the Utes play in the final four in San Antonio.

    Jimmer Jersey-Adult Large. If I win it will be given away to a good friend. If I win, the jersey will have to be given away immediately. My son has had enough of Jimmer fever!

  21. I also follow you.

    I hope your son is doing well, despite being in the middle of Jimmer Fever town.

  22. Those cookies look beyond fabulous!

    My favorite NCAA memory was last year when my work did a March Madness bracket contest with a big Easter basket prize. I ended up winning! (Good guessing probably!)

    My husband would love the adult large jersey.


  23. I would choose the youth size, my 10 year old boy is Jimmer obsessed, to say the least. His name is James, or I should say, WAS James. He goes by Jimmer now. It would make his day to have a Jimmer Jersey.

  24. My nephew is the ultimate Jimmer fan - If I win this I will be his favorite for life! Thanks for the chance!

  25. Best memory: Jimmer scoring 43 pts against #6 SDSU. Would love an adult jersey!

  26. Another favorite memory: Jimmer's half court shot against the U at the buzzer.

  27. I definitely have Jimmer fever, it was impossible not to after going to almost every game. I'd like the adult jersey.

  28. I also follow your blog.

  29. I'm sorry that you Utes didn't get to experience Jimmer fever this year. It has been an awesome awesome year. With Spence there to see it no less. I want to adopt him as Spencer's brother. Jimmer Blake

  30. I'm boiling up with "THE FEVER!" Prescription: Two asprin, lots of rest, and Jimmer taking BYU to the final four!
    Would LOVE the adult jersey!


  31. Just got back from Vegas. Best game ever...#32 scoring 52! It doesn't get any better than that! Adult Jersey please!


  32. Who wouldn't love these cookies? They look fabulous. I don't have a favorite basketball memory but I understand Jimmer is really a James. Adult size please.

  33. I'm a follower and either of my two daughters who still attend BYU would love an adult size.

  34. I think I need to change my jersey selection size to the adult large. I ate too many of these cookies and wouldn't fit in the youth large anymore.

  35. I just made sugar cookies yesterday and I have been eating them all day. I wish I would have made these bars. Favorite NCAA...I remember when Utah went to the final four and that was awesome but when it comes down to it I am a BYU fan. Last nights 52 points was awesome. I would love to surprise my husband with a Large Jimmer Jersey.

  36. I also follow, and I remembered another great NCAA moment, When Michigan State (where my husband went to grad school) made it to the final four two years in a row. We were proud to call ourselves Spartans.

    Size large please, and I forgot to leave my email on my last post oops!

  37. I love the sound of these cookies! I'm totally craving some right now:) This is my first year actually following college basketball and who doesn't love Jimmer? I've interacted with him a few times, and he is a sweet guy! I would love a Jimmer jersey. And any size would be great! :)

  38. When Gordon Hayward, playing for Butler, almost single handily won the national championship game last year.

    But, last years BYU game vs Florida was a 2nd favorite.

    We would love a Jimmer jersey in the youth large. My girls would love it!


    And these cookies look amazing, I am going to have make them for sure.

  39. I also follow your blog! My family loves the cinnamon swirl bread!


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