Easy Sugar Cookies

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So one of my goals of being a stay at home mom is NOT taking the easy/processed road and buying the Pillsbury Ready to Bake cookies but instead learning how to make them from scratch.  After looking at several different recipes on Pinterest, I settled on a sugar cookie recipe to try.

Now, because I did not change anything about this recipe, I am simply re-blogging it – you’ll need to go here for the recipe.

One thing I liked about this particular recipe was that the cookies looked so thick! We love thick sugar cookies. She also had a GREAT tip. Place your dough between two parchment papers and roll it out- SHUT UP!!! No more icky floury rolling pin mess!

A few tips:

1. Roll out more parchment paper than you think you need.  I did not and it made it more difficult trying to roll it out…..don’t forget you’ll need 2 sheets (1 for the top and 1 for the bottom).

Shelf Liner goes under parchment paper to keep it in place while rolling.
Shelf Liner goes under parchment paper to keep it in place while rolling.

 2. I had a problem with the paper sliding around so I tried taping down the edges. That didn’t work too well because the tape kept coming undone.  So, next I tried an extra piece of  my handy shelf liner and that worked great.  If you have a grip pad or shelf liner, put it under your parchment paper to keep it from sliding around then Rock and Roll!

3. Make sure you don’t roll it out too thin or your cookies won’t be thick! After you do your first round of cut outs, repeat the rolling out step and then stick it back in the fridge for about 5 minutes.  I learned that it is SO much easier to get crisp cut outs if it’s chilled.

4. Last – this is a GREAT recipe to get your kids involved and in the kitchen. My daughter had a blast pouring in the ingredients. After you start rolling out the dough let them have a turn.  Give them the box of cookie cutters and let them pick out their favorite shapes to cut them out!

Let those little hands have some fun!

Let those little hands have some fun!

5. Top with regular sugar, colored sugar, or frosting!

ENJOY!!

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