No Roll Sugar Cookies

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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:

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No Roll Sugar Cookies Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Servings 36 cookies (depending on size it may be around 2 dozen)
Calories 118 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Cookie

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour plus 2 tbsp

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp 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!

Nothing better than a Frosted Delicious Sugar Cookie!!

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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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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments

  1. 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!!

  2. 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 you????????????????????????????????????

  3. 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

  4. I haven’t made these no roll sugar cookies, yet. My daughter-in-law had a recipe for one that she made often. They were delicious; and, I loved the convenience of not having to roll and cut. I hate messing with flour. She always rolled them in sugar before pressing them down. I will be making these very soon 🙂 I also love Snickerdoodles, a close cousin to a sugar cookie.

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