The BEST Sugar Cookie recipe for soft, tender cookies with NO refrigeration needed, NO rolling dough and NO cookie cutters! Perfect for easy Christmas cookies!
I’ve been searching for the best sugar cookie recipe and haven’t been able to find it. When I was first married, I was given a sugar cookie recipe by woman from my church because several of us were going to be making sugar cookies to be served with coffee and we wanted them to be somewhat uniform. It was such a great sugar cookie recipe and I lost it. Plus, I don’t remember who gave me the recipe so I can’t ask for it again.
Last week I was working on a recipe with a sugar cookie crust. I had extra dough and I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it. Since it was a crust recipe, I didn’t know if it would work as a cookie recipe but I decided to give it a try and BINGO I discovered that I already had the recipe for my ultimate, fuss-free sugar cookies!
Here is why this is the BEST sugar cookie recipe:
No Rolling the Dough
No Cookie Cutters
Cookies Flattened With A Glass Dipped In Sugar
Soft, Tender Cookies
Make the dough following the instructions in the recipe below. Use a one tablespoon dough scoop to make balls of dough and place them on greased cookie sheets, at least 2 inches apart.
Moisten the flat bottom of a glass cup and dip it in granulated sugar.
Press the sugar coated glass on the top of a cookie to flatten it.
Re-dip in granulated sugar before flattening each cookie.
Bake the cookies at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes. The bottoms should be lightly browned, but the tops should not be. If the tops of your cookies start to brown, you might have baked them too long.
Once the cookies have cooled, frost them with Fluffy Buttercream Frosting. I used Wilton’s Teal Gel Paste from this package to color the frosting.
Sprinkle with some edible glitter stars or any of your favorite sprinkles.
Although these are the best sugar cookies and they taste fabulous straight out of the oven, as a frosting lover, I’ve got to tell you that they are even better with a pile of frosting on top!
Fluffy Buttercream Frosting
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Optional: food coloring
- Beat together butter and shortening until smooth.
- Beat in the marshmallow cream.
- Mix in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
- Beat in the vanilla and milk until fluffy.
- Stir in food coloring, if desired.
Here are a few more of my cookie recipes to try:
Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups | Oatmeal M&M’s Cookies | Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Nutter Butters
Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies | S’mores Cookies | Turtle Cookies
Ann Perkins says
Can I use coconut oil for the shortening?
I’m sorry but I don’t have any experience using coconut oil instead of shortening. Maybe another reader can weigh in on this one?
My very favorite thing about this is I just stumbled upon this site and when I select the links that you post, paid or not, it takes me directly to my amazon app and not the website and I don’t have to sign in on my phone browser!!
Your recipes are also incredible; and the patience you have for comments that are made in uniform of asking the exact same thing, incredible.
How in the heck did you get that food coloring color? It is so pretty!
Hi Laney! I used Wilton’s Teal Gel Paste from this multi-pack: http://amzn.to/2fQHdmQ I love how the gel paste food coloring gives brighter colors with less food coloring and more choices in colors! Happy Baking! ~Tonia
Karen Gouvas says
They sound so easy to make, looking forward to tasting them, thank-you for the note on shortening i seen it first in the recipe and i was about to abandon it, thinking what the heck is shortening lol, then i read your note on what it is called in Australia (copha) ,thank-you
Linda P. Miller says
What do you mean by shortening?
Vegetable shortening is a white, solid fat. I use Crisco brand http://www.crisco.com/products/shortening-17 I’m not sure which country you live in, but in the UK it is sold under the brands Trex, Flora White or Cookeen. In Australia, the most popular brand is Copha. Best of luck! ~Tonia
You love this recipe
Michelle Houx says
These sound fabulous! Can’t wait to try them!