I hope everyone had as wonderful a Thanksgiving as I did, full of family and good food! Our dessert table spread was pecan pumpkin bourbon pie, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie bars, and banana cream pie; needless to say, we were a happy crew. 

I really love sugar cookies, and I really love baking, but even I don’t always feel like spending several hours to roll and cut out sugar cookies. It’s officially the Christmas season, and as my first cookies in what will be a very cookie-filled December, I’m sharing a recipe for no-roll sugar cookies. Instead, you just scoop them into balls, roll em in sugar, and bake them. They are definitely a different flavor than cutouts, but a good one. No-Roll Sugar Cookies

While most cookies are best when soft, these ones are seriously not to be over baked. Even just a couple extra minutes will add a crunch that just isn’t as good as the soft ones. Since they’re rolled in sugar, it’s a little hard to tell when they’re done but trust me, you don’t want to keep baking if in doubt. Just take them out of the oven, I promise it’s the right thing to do. 

Without further adieu, here’s the kickoff recipe to my Christmas cookies, with many more to come. Enjoy!

No-Roll Sugar Cookies No-Roll Sugar Cookies

No-roll Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks soft butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • Vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Colored sugar for rolling

Instructions

  1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat together the butter, sugar, and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder, then slowly add to the butter mixture.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls, and roll into colored sugar to coat.
  6. Place on baking sheet and push down each ball slightly with a cup.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes

2 Comments

  1. Arica

    November 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Would this recipe work for cut out sugar cookies as well?

    Reply
    • Dough-Eyed

      November 11, 2018 at 11:30 pm

      Hi Arica! This recipe will not work for cutout cookies- they are puffy and almost cake like so they will not hold their shape. However, I really like this recipe for cutouts (among others) which I just made today! https://www.thecookiecountess.com/pages/sugar-cookie-recipe

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