Sugar Cookie Recipe w/Food Lion $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Before moving to Virgina I had never heard of Food Lion but it quickly became my go to grocery store. My Sophomore and Junior year I lived less than a mile away from Food Lion. My Senior year less than two miles and NOW less than one. It’s like I’m destined to shop there OR maybe they just have a lot of locations in the ‘Burg 😉

Actually that’s exactly the case. They have three locations all within 5 miles of my house. It’s awesome to know that no matter what part of town I’m in Food Lion is right there.

My only problem with Food Lion is that sometimes the prices are a little high on certain items (except on meat, I can’t even begin to explain to you the deals I get on meat!!). But now all that has changed. They’ve lowered their prices AND have brought in coupon kiosks that help you save even more money!

What I’ve ALWAYS loved about Food Lion is the deals on meat! I swear I have never seen these kind of deals anywhere else, trust me I look!

See all those pinkish tags? Those are the sale prices. Most of them are a 50% off savings! We always buy a ton of meat whenever we find it on sale and then freeze it. My freezer is stocked right now with whole chicken roasters because they were all more than 50% off the other day!

Food Lion has also become my go too for basics thanks to their “My Essentials” line it’s all the basics for great prices. This comes in especially handy for my baking needs since really that’s all baking requires, the basics: sugar, flour, butter and vanilla <—what that’s not a basic in your house!?.

Food Lion sent me this great kit to help celebrate the new them:

That wooden box is a recipe holder (which is awesome because I don’t have one) and inside they had some recipes. When I saw their Sugar Cookie Recipe I knew I had to give it a try! So here goes:

 First you want to combine the 5 cups of flour, 1sp of salt and 2 tsps of baking powder in a medium size bowl and set aside. Then whisk together 1 1/2 cup softened butter and 1/3 cup softened cream cheese

Cream together the eggs and butter, then add 3 cups of sugar

Beat in the eggs

Add the tablespoon of vanilla and tsp of almond extract

Mix it up then slowly add the flour mixture

Until it’s all incorporated

Refrigerate for at least one hour!

When the dough is ready spread SUGAR on your rolling surface and roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thick

Using cookie cutters cut our your desired shapes. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes. I LOVE how quickly they cook and how soft they come out:

Don’t you love my I <3 Food Lion Sugar Cookies?!!?

This recipe is a little time consuming because you have to wait an hour for the dough to be ready but it’s totally worth it!


Sugar Cookies


1 1/2 Cup Softened Butter
1/2 Cup Softened Cream Cheese
3 Cups White Sugar
4 Eggs
1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Almond Extract
5 Cups FLor
2 tsp Baking Powder Substitute
1 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Set up your cookie sheets by lining them with parchment paper
  2. Sift the flour, baking power and salt into a medium size bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs. Add the vanilla and almond.
  4. 1 cup at a time add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture.
  5. Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll the dough out on a sugared surface to 1/2 inch thick.
  7. Cut into shapes of your choice.
  8. Bake for 6-8 minutes.

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central for Food Lion. I received a gift card and product kit to facilitate my review.
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  1. Mary Happymommy says

    My nearest Food Lion hasn’t been remodeled, but there is one a little further away that has changed. I think it looks really great inside. The bakery and produce sections are especially nice.

  2. Ashley Hatten says

    Yes, our Food Lion has been updated. It looks 110% better than before. Even the shopping carts are brand new and I love the coupon kiosk they have up front. Thanks so much!!

    • Christa says

      Yes! The Produce center is another great improvement! We got new mini carts which I love for when I’m just running in and out! I don’t feel so bulky!

  3. Sara Haaf says

    Yes, apparently a long time ago, because we have had the kiosks for forever. I love the revamp they did of the fresh fruits and veggies section at our store semi recently though. I agree with you on the cheap meat prices! We used to have 2 food lions in town and the one I liked better recently closed, boo, but it was nice getting stuff 50 to 75% off!

    • Christa says

      That stinks! I’ve noticed that my Food Lion has the best meat deals. I would be so sad if it closed (so would my wallet lol).

  4. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    We moved from VA to MN. They don’t have Food Lions by us, But when I go back to visit my sons I go to Food Lion to shop. So I don’t know if the store has changed yet. I miss Va and my sons!

  5. Sonya Morris says

    I live in Salisbury, NC (corporate home office location) and the stores here are always updated and nice.

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