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The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

By Rachel
December 8, 2023

These are the best no-chill roll out sugar cookies! With hints of vanilla and almond, this no spread dough makes perfect cut-out cookies! Topped with an easy vanilla buttercream, these can be customized for any event! Cookies can be cut into any shape, dye frosting as desired and top with colored sugar and sprinkles! These are a must for holiday baking and cookies boxes!

The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

These make great holiday cookies, the dough will not spread and rolls out nicely. Cut into an shape you desire, I like to keep my cookies thick so they stay chewy and somewhat cakey. If desired, you can roll the cookies out thinner.

Highlights of the easy sugar cookies:

  • Soft center
  • Can be made into any shape or size
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Buttery, melt in your mouth texture
  • No chill time needed
  • Family favorite
  • Freezer friendly
  • Perfect base for holiday cookie decorating
  • Thick enough to hold up to frosting any other decorations
  • Simple ingredients
The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

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These sugar cookies can be made ahead!

Simply make sugar cookies according to the recipe and allow to cool completely. Place in an airtight container and freeze until ready to frost. Remove from freezer and bring to room temperature, frost, and decorate as desired!

Quick Steps:

  • Prepare dough
  • Roll out on floured surface
  • Cut into desired shapes
  • Bake, cool, an frost

Tools I used for this cookie classic:

  • Progressive International Biscuit Cutter Set of 7 – I love these as they are not sharp on your hands when pressing down, they are plastic so they will not rust, and they stack neatly inside each other. I like these for a round or decorative edge.
  • USA Pan Half Sheet Pan – my go-to cookie sheets, these are truly non-stick and clean up nicely.
  • Rubber Spatula – a must for any home baker! Perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of the mixing bowl.
  • Plastic Bench Scraper – I use my plastic dough scrapper all the time, it is perfect for scrapping cookie dough out of a round mixing bowl
The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

Grocery List & Substitutions:

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Whole Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract or vanilla bean paste
  • Almond Extract
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Heavy Cream or whole milk
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles/colored sugar

Should I bake cut out cookies on parchment paper?

I like to bake my cut out cookies on parchment for a few reasons. The parchment helps ensure the cookies don’t stick, sugar cookie can be soft and fragile so it helps when they slide right off the pan. The parchment also absorbs some of the fat so the cookies don’t get greasy on the bottom.

How do I frost sugar cookies like a pro?

If using a buttercream or cream cheese frosting, add extra powdered sugar so this frosting is extra thick and holds up nicely on the cookies. This also helps if you need to stack the cookies without a huge mess. Let cookies cool completely before frosting so nothing melts. Use sprinkles or other toppings to add different texture.

The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies hold their shape perfectly! Great for frosting or icing.

Instructions for the easy roll out sugar cookies:

For the Sugar Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper, set aside. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar and mix for another 2-3 minutes until creamy. Add in the vanilla, almond, and egg, mixing to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. The dough should be tacky but not too sticky, if it is too sticky add an extra tablespoon or two of flour.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1/4″ thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets, and bake for 8-11 minutes until slightly golden brown the cookies will still be slightly soft*. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or if using a hand mixer, a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and heavy cream, mix to combine.
  • With the mixer on low add in 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar at a time, mixing until combined each time. Continue to add powdered sugar until you have reached a desired consistency, you may not need all 4 cups.
  • Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cookies, decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles as desired!
The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies
The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

The Best No-Chill Roll Out Sugar Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Classic cut-out sugar cookies topped with easy vanilla buttercream
Servings 24 Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients
 
 

For the Sugar Cookies:

  • 2 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 large Egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp Almond Extract

For the Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp Heavy cream or Milk
  • 3-4 cups Powdered Sugar, depending on consistency
  • Food Coloring, optional
  • Sprinkles or colored sugar, optional

Instructions
 

For the Sugar Cookies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper, set aside. In a small mixing bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add in the powdered sugar and mix for another 2-3 minutes until creamy. Add in the vanilla, almond, and egg, mixing to combine.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low until combined. The dough should be tacky but not too sticky, if it is too sticky add an extra tablespoon or two of flour.
  • Transfer the dough onto a floured surface and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheets, and bake for 8-11 minutes until slightly golden brown the cookies will still be slightly soft*. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the Frosting:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or if using a hand mixer, a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the vanilla extract and heavy cream, mix to combine.
  • With the mixer on low add in 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar at a time, mixing until combined each time. Continue to add powdered sugar until you have reached a desired consistency, you may not need all 4 cups.
  • Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cookies, decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles as desired!

Notes

*Baking time is dependent on the size/shape and thickness of cookies. If making smaller cookies reduce baking time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 433IUVitamin C: 0.004mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 238kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttercream, Cookies, Cut-out cookies, Holiday Baking, Sugar Cookies

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