Whether you’re a seasoned baker or novice in the kitchen, I’m sharing with you how to make the perfect sugar cookies- so easy and delicious, anyone can do it!
Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays!
I wanted to get this post out sooner, but didn’t get a chance. So here I am…posting it a little late…
…But better late than never. Right? 🙂
I used to be a terrible baker. Or at least I thought I was.
I wanted to get better. Desperately.
I wanted to be the mom and some day grandma that would make trays full of beautiful cookies that were waiting to be decorated by excited children.
So I kept trying out recipes and tweaking them until I figured out how to make them just right!
Perfect sugar cookies are definitely an art!
So today I wanted to give you my foolproof method on how to make what I consider to be the perfect sugar cookie.
It’s a softer buttery cookie that cuts out perfectly and holds it shape when baked.
Plus it has a fantastic royal icing that sets up beautifully and is perfect for decorating for any occasion.
My first tip:
Work with chilled dough. You’re going to chill this dough twice before baking and it makes all the difference!
The benefit to that is this dough is great at making ahead of time. Up to a week before and keep in the fridge before you need it.
Cut them out a little thicker…
I roll the chilled dough out between two pieces of parchment paper so I don’t need to add flour to my surface. This keeps the dough consistent the entire time.
I like my dough somewhere between 1/4” to 1/2” thick before using cookie cutter cut outs.
And when I’ve cut out as many as I can on the first pass, I roll the dough back into a ball and start over until I’ve used up as much I can.
Now chill them again…
Only for about 15 minutes while your oven is heating up. It’s worth it…
Your cookies will hold their shape better as the bake.
Here’s the full recipe for the perfect sugar cookies and royal icing…Print
I’ve made these sugar cookies over and over again and they come out perfect every time!
Foolproof, easy, and delicious!
I hope you love them as much as we do!
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