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Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe (rolled version) ~Homemade~

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe (rolled version) ~Homemade~

Decorated by my son Isaac. 
He was soooo proud of these cookies. 
He kept looking at them and saying “oh boy! Isaac did good!” lol

Easy Sugar Cookies
 (Rolled Version)

Ahhh the good old fashioned rolled sugar cookie. Easy. Simple. What priceless memories are made of.  Let me just say, I’m not really a fan of sugar cookies. I want to love them but no matter what recipe I try or whatever bakery I get them from they are just “ok”.

I’m not sure if anybody is crazy about them because it seems whenever I ask people if they like sugar cookies I generally get something along the lines of “aaahh….ummm….they’re ok…not my favorite though”

So is there anyone out there that really really really LOVE sugar cookies besides the kids?? I’d love to meet you!! I do enjoy the homemade kind that are crisp & chewy around the edges and soft in the middle (I’ll be listing that recipe this week)

I will admit this, they are a heck of a lot of fun to make and decorate. The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without them  and because of that I roll up my sleeves, prop my little one at the table and join in on the American holiday tradition of baking up sugar cookies.

rolled sugar cookies recipe

I’ve made several batches of sugar cookies with my son and this is the homemade, easy recipe that we both give two thumbs up! The dough is super easy to work with and the cookies have a yummy sugary, buttery, vanilla-ry taste. Firm to the touch and soft to the bite, perfect for little hands to decorate! I also love how the dough only puffs up a little and so the cookie cutter shape pretty much remains.

Quick Story: When I told my husband I was going to start testing out sugar cookie recipes he sulked and said ” uggggggh, I don’t like sugar cookies, make chocolate chip cookies” Well when he came home the next day something told me to look in his lunch bag. I look in there and find a whole bag of sugar cookies! Not just one yall, he took a whole damn sandwich bag full! I called him out and he just smiled and said “well…those taste different” lol

This is definitely the recipe I’ll be going to whenever I decide to make and decorate cookies with my baby in the future. Matter of fact, I’m thinking of going right into that kitchen and eating one right now. Who cares if I’ve already eaten six of them today. I never said I didn’t like them ;  )

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe (rolled version) ~Homemade~
 
Author:
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup real butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Powdered sugar or flour (for rolling)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl add flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder. Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, vanilla & egg. Mix until creamy.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture into sugar mixture. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to mix together. Mixture will be crumbly.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees & line some cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.
  6. Remove bowl from refrigerator. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the table or cutting board.
  7. Gather dough into a ball. The dough will be hard &
  8. crumbly but the more you work with it, the heat from your hands will help it warm up fast. I kneaded it on the table and it took about 2 minutes before it was soft and ready for
  9. rolling.
  10. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the rolling pin and roll the dough to about ¼ inch thick.
  11. Place your cookie cutters into the dough to cut out the shape. I always wiggle the cookie cutters around once I've put them into the dough just to kinda separate the shape from the dough.
  12. Use a spatula to carefully lift the cookies and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. The dough scraps can be re-rolled to make more cookies.
  13. Bake for 4-6 minutes until lightly browned on the edges.
  14. Remove cookies from oven & let them sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Cookies will not look done when you take them out of the oven but will firm up as they cool. When cookies have firmed, place them on cooling racks to finish cooling.
 


Step 1.) In a bowl add flour, salt, baking soda & baking powder.  Whisk until well combined. Set aside.
Step 2.) In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, vanilla & egg. Mix until creamy.



Step 3.) Gradually add flour mixture into sugar mixture. Use a spoon or rubber spatula to mix together. Mixture will be crumbly.




Step 4.) Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees & line some cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil.

Step 5.) Remove bowl from refrigerator. Sprinkle powdered sugar on the table or cutting board.


Step 6.) Gather dough into a ball. The dough will be hard & crumbly but the more you work with it, the heat from your hands will help it warm up fast. I kneaded it on the table and it took about 2 minutes before it was soft and ready for rolling.  Sprinkle powdered sugar on the rolling pin and roll the dough  to about 1/4 inch thick.


Step 8.) Place your cookie cutters into the dough to cut out the shape. I always wiggly the cookie cutters around once I’ve put them into the dough just to kinda separate it from the dough.



Step 9.) Use a spatula to carefully lift the cookies and place them 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. The dough scraps can be re-rolled to make more cookies.


Step 10.) Bake for 4-6 minutes until lightly browned on  the edges.



Step 11.) Remove cookies from oven & let them sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Cookies will not look done when you take them out of the oven but will firm up as they cool. When cookies have firmed, place them on cooling racks to finish cooling.

Eat as is or have fun frosting them!

Enjoy!!!

11 comments

  1. i’m a sugar cookie nut!!!!!!!!!! can’t eat just one. I made four dozen cookies for my parents and me and last week and ate almost all of them myself. loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove ME some SUGAR COOKIES! would love to try this recipe.

  2. I’m going to make this for my valentines day party at school

  3. Made These Last Night..And Making Them Again Tonight..Another Hit

  4. Do you have to roll the dough out or can you roll the dough into little balls?

  5. Oh, oh, oh! One more thing (so sorry, I forgot). If you roll out your cookie dough on the parchment paper/baking sheets, and just lift out the scraps of dough from around your cut out cookies, you don't have to worry about transferring them. They can be baked right on the sheets. It makes it so easy, and the cookies look so much better when they haven't gotten raggedy from scooting a spatula under them to transfer them. Hope that helps!

  6. Let me just say, I have tried your macaroni and cheese as well as your unbelievably delicious sweet potato casserole recipe (both of which I took to some family gatherings and everyone LOVED them), and I love the way you cook. Thank you, thank you, thank you SO much for having this website and doing what you do.

    I wanted to tell you about something I just found out about in making sugar cookies…Almond extract! The recipe I use (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/the-best-rolled-sugar-cookies/Detail.aspx) calls for a tsp of vanilla. I added an extra teaspoon of almond extract and I will never go back to making them the way I used to. That little pinch of flavor goes a long way toward making what I've always thought to be just ok to being delicious! So if you're interested in trying a different recipe (although yours looks fantastic), give it a go and see what you think!

    Blessings and Happy Holidays!

    • I made these with the Diva’s recipe but I added a little almond extract like you said, and you’re right it definitely adds something! Thanks Monique for a great rolled sugar cookie/frosting recipe for my family :)

  7. I like this cookies. It looks great,

  8. Those sugar cookies look delicious! I have had some really good sugar cookies. Schwanns makes an awesome sugar cookie. I have yet to find a recipe like that. We are going to try a new recipe for sugar cookies later this week.

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