Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No-Roll Sugar Cookies

This batch got the thumbs up from my husband. I've made a few batches of these since we've lived in Georgia but I was sort of in a baking mood yesterday so I whipped up the dough, and then let it sit in the fridge over night. So inevitably, I had to again be in a baking mood today so I could actually bake them. I'm totally guilty of typically grabbing a cookie right out of the oven and shoving it in my mouth for the first taste test, but not anymore. So I had to patiently wait for my husband to return home for lunch from work and try them. They looked pretty perfect, not to toot my own horn or anything, I mean, when have I ever done that? I'm not the biggest fan of cut out sugar cookies. I've found that most of the time they taste like cardboard unless you've got a huge heaping hill of frosting loaded onto them, and I my friends, am just not that big of a fan of frosting. So, I googled my heart out, took a chance with this recipe, and am sure glad I did. They're so much easier and less messy than sugar cookie cut outs, not that I haven't made some delicious cut outs, and boy, can they be cute, but I haven't mustered up that much time for baking one thing in years, literally. My mom and I did the cut out and frosted cookies when I was in middle school. I had a really great recipe from my Home Economics class. I think the majority of the class ate more of the cookie dough than the actual cookies, but I really do wish I still had that recipe.

You can refer to this link for the recipe. A few tips from the chef herself would be to sprinkle the cookie with sugar after you have flattened it with your glass, and then again right when you pull them out of the oven. I only bake mine for 7 minutes, but my oven is a little funky. Regardless of this oven, I tend to always bake cookies for less time than required on recipes because they seem to cook just a bit more while on the cookie sheet, and no one likes a burnt cookie. Remove these cookies and place on a cookie sheet to cool almost immediately after removing them from the oven. I store them in an airtight container with a slice of bread or two to keep them fresh. They are tasty for days!


  1. I don't know how you're baking cookies and not testing them. I'm so proud of you!!! You're doing great. :)

    I agree, cut outs usually taste like... well.. not good, BUT the process of cutting out cookies with three messy little boys covered in flour makes it worth it. :D You need to come bake with us sometime.

  2. Oh my goodness, a baking day with 4 our my fav people sounds like the best day ever, plus a great chance for an amazing photo shoot! lol =P