10 ideas for sugar cookie dough

Photo by: David Prince
Holiday Cutout Cookies-
Makes 40 | Total Time: 2hr 15m

Directions
1. Divide the basic sugar cookie dough in half (do not substitute slice-and-bake dough). On a floured surface, ... more 
Photo by: David Prince
Holiday Cutout Cookies-
Makes 40 | Total Time: 2hr 15m

Directions
1. Divide the basic sugar cookie dough in half (do not substitute slice-and-bake dough). On a floured surface, roll each piece out ¼ inch thick.
2. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Refrigerate on baking sheets until firm.
3. Sprinkle with decorating sugar and bake at 350° F on parchment-lined baking sheets until just beginning to brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
4. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 3:29 PM EDT
By Sara Quessenberry



Holiday treats (made from the same dough) that are anything but cookie-cutter.



All the cookies featured below use 1 recipe of Basic Sugar Cookie Dough. Bake the cookies at 350º F on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 1½ inches apart. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely. The total times in the recipes include the making of the dough. Do not substitute slice-and-bake dough from the supermarket; the cookies will not hold their shape when baked.



Get the recipe for Basic Sugar Cookie Dough.



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