Best Sugar Cookie Ideas Roll + No Roll Recipe

Best Sugar Cookie Ideas Roll + No Roll Recipe

These delicious cut sugar cookie ideas are perfect for frosting or icing! Just add some sprinkles and pour in a glass of cold milk.

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Sugar cookies are perfectly decorated and can be customized for any season or holiday! Whether you’re rolling or cutting, sugar cookies are worth the effort (at least in our book). 😉

In fact, they’re my favorite cookie, and we’ve been making the famous sugar cookie recipe since we were kids.

Today, we want to put all the best sugar cookies in one place!

I’ve rounded up a whole bunch of sugar cookie ideas, from frosted to unfrosted, traditional to holiday-themed. Be sure to check out the list, but before you do, check out these tips for making the perfect sugar cookie!

Mixing Tips:

  • Use softened but still cold butter
  • Measure out the dry ingredients.
  • Do not overmix. Mixing further activates the gluten, resulting in a tougher dough.
  • If the recipe calls for freezing the dough, don’t skip this step!Cooling will help the cookies form the perfect shape

Roll out the dough: Many recipes call for you to roll the dough into a decent-sized disc and cool it. It’s a good process to divide the dough before rolling, and you can do it even if the recipe doesn’t specifically call for it.

  • Be careful not to overwork the dough for the same reason you don’t want to overmix – it will stiffen.
  • I like to roll out the dough to about ⅜” thick. Any cookie thinner than this will be crispier and crispier.

Cut: If you are making all the cookies of the same shape and size, you can go ahead and start stamping the cookies. If you’re using different sizes and shapes, then I recommend lightly laying the different shapes on the dough to find out how to best use the space. When done, print the cookies out.

  • You can dip a cookie cutter in flour before pressing the dough
  • Save the pieces to roll out more cookies

Baking Tips: Be sure to put cookies of different sizes on separate plates. Bake the larger and smaller cuts together, or the smaller cookies will burn before the larger ones are done.

  • Generally speaking, you don’t want your cookies to brown at all. To be safe, bake a little. As the cookies cool on the hot pan, they will finish baking to perfection.
  • While one cookie is baking, prepare the other so you can put it in when the oven is idle.
  • Different ovens can cook at different speeds. When making a new recipe, I always start checking the food 2-3 minutes before the suggested cooking time.

Frost or icing

meringue: Royal icing is used when you want to “color” the cookies. You can make different consistency to help you draw shapes/features on the cookies and then fill them. Royal icing must have time to set before storage. Depending on the environment of the room, this may take 3-8 hours.

Sugar Cookie Frosting: This is a delicious and easy-to-use frosting when you just want to frost a cookie and then add sprinkles or other sweets. It’s also a great frosting when you want to use the piping tip with the icing to make different shapes.

Storage Tips

Store sugar cookies in different forms and in different ways:

  • Dough: You can make the dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator or freezer. I recommend dividing the dough into smaller portions. From here you can expand these sections into the log or expand to disk. Wrap the sections in plastic wrap, or in foil if frozen. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days or up to 3 months in the refrigerator. Thaw before finishing the recipe.
  • Baked: You can store frosted or plain baked cookies. For frosted cookies, be sure to let the frosting set before storing, then separate them with parchment or wax paper. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 5-7 days or in the refrigerator for 3-6 months. They may last longer if they are packaged individually. Note: Sugar cookies with candy on them don’t always freeze best.

This sugar cookie list contains “roll-free” sugar cookie recipes and recipes that require rolling and cutting with a cookie cutter. Both are great, depending on what you need for the occasion!

Dessert Valentine’s Day Sugar Cookie Recipe

Soft and sweet Valentine’s Day sugar cookies are the perfect way to say I love you! They’re super easy and a great gift option.

Total time: 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe

Soft and tender Christmas sugar cookies are the perfect holiday treat to make and eat at home.

Total time: 35 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies Recipe

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies are super soft, melt-in-your-mouth diced cookies! They are easy to make and fun to decorate.

Total time: 2 hours 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Thanksgiving Sugar Cookies Recipe

Soft and delicious Thanksgiving sugar cookies are perfect for all your celebrations. Decorated like a turkey, they’re super cute and easy to make!

Total time: 40 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Halloween Sugar Cookie Recipe

Soft and sweet Halloween sugar cookies that melt in your mouth. Not only are cookies delicious, they’re perfect for parties, carnivals, and fall festivals.

Check out this recipe for Dessert Mint Cookies Recipe

Mint Sugar Cookies – The softest sugar cookies with a mint flavor and topped with a creamy mint frosting and candy cane bits.

Total time: 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for the best sugar cookie recipe for dessert

Our all-time favorite sugar cookie recipe! ! They are always so soft and have the best buttercream frosting and almond flavor. Everyone loves these delicious sugar cookies.

Total time: 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Loft Sugar Cookies Recipe

Mimicking the taste of attic sugar cookies is like those amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookies from the grocery store. They are soft and delicious.

Total time: 2 hours 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Amish Sugar Cookies Recipe

Amish Sugar Cookies are simple, easy, and elegant. This quick cookie is soft and thick!

Total time: 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for dessert parody swig cookies

Make Swig’s famous sugar cookies at home with this copycat recipe! These Copycat Swig Cookies are thick and delicious with a buttercream frosting.

Total time: 18 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe

Super cute and delicious Bird’s Nest Easter Sugar Cookies include delicious sugar cookies, buttercream frosting, sprinkles, shredded coconut and Cadbury eggs.

Total time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Chewy Cookies Recipe

These chewy sugar cookies are so delicious! A little almond extract and a little glaze make these cookies irresistible!

Total time: 20 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert No Rolled Sugar Cookies Recipe

Super easy and delicious no-roll sugar cookies with a delicious frosting. These don’t require a rolling pin – just drop and bake!

Total time: 15 minutes

Check out this recipe for Dessert Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

These lemon sugar cookies are creamy and soft with the perfect lemon flavor. The lemon frosting makes them so delicious. The perfect cookie recipe for lemon lovers!

Total time: 30 minutes

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