Hi friends! I’m here with a little no-chill sugar cookie cut out recipe so you can join in the fun in your own home if you’d like! This recipe is one I have enjoyed since I was a kiddo. I grew up baking with my mom and both sets of grandmas. A meal rarely went by without dessert in our Minnesota homes. This was especially true during Christmas time!! Every year on my mom’s side, the ladies would get together and have a baking extravaganza. Sometimes we would make between 10 and 15 different varieties of cookies from haystacks to Peanut Butter Blossoms to this one–traditional sugar cookie cut outs!!
I have an old recipe card written in cursive, probably by one of these ladies, that I keep in my cupboard along with all of my baking and recipe books. A couple of years ago, my grandma gave us all binders full of her recipes from throughout the years, but I still like the handwritten one better. The words may be the same, but I feel like I can’t fail if I follow that one–good juju or something! 🙂
What makes this one special, a part from this juju and sugar/butter of course, is that you don’t have to refrigerate this one before you roll and cut out the shapes out or before you bake it!
Whenever I get an order for my cactus, AZ or any other sugar cookies, I use this and always have success and hear only great things! Thanks gram! 🙂
Without further ado… my no-chill sugar cookie cut out recipe! Note: I like to roll it out 1/2″ thick, but my mom will tell you that’s too thick and suggest 1/4″. Hey, more cookie for me!!! I also use a sil-pat to roll and bake on while she prefers a pastry cloth and straight on the pan! I like to use royal icing or fondant to decorate, while she’s all about the canned frosting. To each their own!
Let me know if you make it and how it goes! 🙂 Happy baking! If these photos have you craving cookies, but you don’t fancy yourself a baker? Let me make them for you! Contact me for pricing on these bad boys.
Recipe: No-Chill Sugar Cookie Cut Out Recipe
3 cups flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, soft
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Sift together (hehe, SIFT!) flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Next, rub softened butter into flour mixture until all is combined and appears “flakey”. Roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes. Finally, bake at 5-7 minutes at 400 degrees. Frost as desired!