Market in the Valley

National Sugar Cookie Day

There are no sugar cookies like the sugar cookies of your childhood.

We have all had sugar cookies, probably in celebration of Christmas, New Year, or other important holidays. We may even eat sugar cookies with brown sugar and butter for breakfast. But do you recall “sugar cookie” as a dessert option? I don’t think so!

Inspired by the ever-popular sugar cookie, National Sugar Cookie Day is observed on July 9th each year. If you have kids (or if you’re just young at heart), sugar them some sugar cookies! So this year, sugar cookie yourself a sugar date.

But what is a sugar cookie exactly? It’s probably the most common type of “cookie” in America, though it’s not actually a cookie at all. A sugar cookie recipe usually includes sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla extract, and baking powder or baking soda. For the best taste and texture, these ingredients should be fresh—vanilla extract, especially since it can expire quickly when not refrigerated.

Pastry-making and decorating have become a fine art, with sugar cookies the latest craze for kids and adults alike. Starting with the shape of the cookie, the dough is shaped by either a cookie cutter or other methods of cutting and shaping. Once baked, the more detailed dough is embellished to look like snowflakes, flowers, stars, hearts, and much more.

For National Sugar Cookie Day, why not get the kids in on the sugar cookie action? Teach them to make sugar cookies and decorate sugar cookies of their own design. There is sure to be plenty of sugar for everyone! Enjoy sugar cookies as a dessert or top some with your favorite ice cream or fudge sauce for a sugar cookie sundae all your own.

This weekend will be super fun because we’ll have awesome local artists and some great food. We hope to see you there!

National sugar cookie day is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids how to bake sugar cookies. Whether you’re looking for a sweet and sugar-coated dessert or an activity that will keep them entertained, sugar cookies are sure to please! This weekend we’ll be celebrating National Sugar Cookie Day at the Market. Stop by on Sunday from 9 am – 1 pm and bring your little ones with you!

Vendors at the Market this Week

Here’s a list of the businesses at the market:

2JCK Organic Produce

A Kopp Music

AJ’s Snow Cones

Bao Yang Vegetables

Beck’s Elk River Greenhouse LLC

Caribbean Heat

Cheryl’s Nut Butters


Crepe & Cake

Dale’s Delicious Eggs

Deep Roots Concessions

Diana’s Handmade Gifts

D$’s Bakes

Great Harvest Bread Co.

Heartland Heritage Farms

Heaven Scent Soaps

Invincible Summer 

JM Bistro

Kinney Mini Farms

Lor Produce

MarkE 3rd St Produce

Miz Mollys Closet LLC

MN Fresh Fuel


Notre Ecole

Pampered Chef

Pie and Joy



R & R Cultivation

Renewal by Andersen – Twin Cities

Rusch Farms

Sarahgirl Soaps

Schyma’s Pickles & Preserves

Svihel Vegetable Farm


The Farm of Minnesota

Three Mad Poppers


Urban Agriculture CBD

Walk to End Alzheimers

Weaving and Turning

Wisconsin Cheese Outlet

Wonder Paper Art

Yang’s Fresh Flowers and Produce