No Roll Sugar Cookies

Cookies · Desserts · November 30, 2014

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I may be slightly obsessed with Sugar Cookies. They are probably my favorite cookie of all, and I’m sure it has to be because there is a nice layer of delicious frosting on top. It may be the kid in me, but I simply LOVE a delicious and soft cookie covered in frosting and sprinkles!!

Over the years, my mom has tried so many recipes for sugar cookies and we have usually liked them all but we have definitely picked out our favorites. The one I am sharing today just happens to be one of those “favorites” and it’s not just because they are finger-looking delicious, but because they are really simple. As you see from the title above, these are No Roll Sugar Cookies (aka “Drop Sugar Cookies”) which means there is no rolling involved, you just plop the dough on the cookie sheet. Easy, right? I love that these don’t need to be rolled because I feel like Sugar Cookies can be a little crunchy if you roll them too thin, and in my mind Crunchy Sugar Cookies are a no-go. I need them soft and I can tell you right now that these cookies are SUPER soft and seriously so delicious!

Here’s the recipe:

5.0 from 3 reviews
No Roll Sugar Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups flour + 2 TB flour
  • FROSTING:
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 TB milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In bowl or stand mixer cream shortening, butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and extracts and mix well.
  3. Combine baking powder, salt and flour in a separate bowl. Gradually add to the wet mixture until blended.
  4. Using cooking scoop, lightly roll dough ball in hands, place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and press top of cookies half way down.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. For frosting, beat butter until fluffy using a hand mixer. Add vanilla and milk. Blend lightly. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.Texture should be solid but soft. Frost cookies.

Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!

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The “official” Taste Tester – Gavin. He gave them 2 Thumbs WAYYY up! πŸ˜‰

Super easy and delicious NO ROLL Sugar Cookies with a delicious frosting. No rolling pin needed for these - just drop and bake!

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Crystal

I love that you don’t have to roll the dough out. It’s a tradition in our family to make cut-out cookies and decorate them for Christmas. I like this recipe for throughout the rest of the year. Thanks so much for the great recipe!!

    Lil' Luna

    We’re used to rolling them too but it’s nice to have a recipe where you don’t have to for those lazy days. πŸ˜‰

Becky

I made these yesterday and they are the BEST sugar cookies ever! (and no rolling out and cutting) Thanks! Merry Christmas!

    Lil' Luna

    It’s definitely nice that you don’t have to roll and cut out!! πŸ˜€ SO glad you like them!

Kelly

Hi please can you tell me what TB flour is, I’m from the UK thanks

    Lil' Luna

    It is a tablespoon of flour πŸ™‚ I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any other questions!

nary

How many cookies can you make from this recipe?

    Lil' Luna

    You can get a couple dozen, but it also depends on how big you make them. Hope that helps!! Thanks so much!

Cindy

I have tried countless dropped sugar cookie recipes; some I tossed in garbage they were so bad. I felt like I was eating a spoonful of sugar with no taste. This recipe by far is the BEST DROPPED SUGAR COOKIE.EASY TO MAKE I USED CRISCO WITH BUTTER IT HAS THE RIGHT AMOUNT IF SUGAR, THEY are everything and much more.I rate this a 10 star…. You must double the recipe for sure; guaranteed to go quickly great cookie for a bake sale. Takes very little time and note lavish ingredients. Thank youπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜

    Kristyn Merkley

    You are so nice! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you found this recipe πŸ™‚

Bailey

You will probably get a kick out of this, but I went to make this recipe and I was mixing my dry ingredients. I then realized I was out of baking powder. Then I realized I was out of baking soda, and cream of tartar. I basically had to throw these cookies in the oven and hope for the best. I was not dissappointed! They came out perfectly, and the icing was top notch. I added a little bit of sweetened flaked coconut on top of my icing! Definitely my new sugar cookie recipe

    Kristyn Merkley

    Oh, I am so glad they still turned out! I hate when that happens! Hopefully, you will like them even more when all the ingredients are added πŸ™‚

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