I made some sugar cookies and didn't feel like doing a 'rolled out' version using cookie cutters. So, I went to one of my favorite recipe sites, allrecipes.com, in search of an easy sugar cookie recipe with no rolling required.
I love allrecipes.com because it has user rating and comments, so you can gauge how good the recipe is based on the opinions of people who have tried it.
I found this sugar cookie recipe. No rolling required. 2,738 reader reviews. 4 1/2 stars out of 5. Perfect.
The only change I made is after I made the dough into 48 small balls, I rolled them in white sugar before baking.
They turned out great. The kids (and I) taste tested them and loved them. :)
Easy Sugar Cookies
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.