All it takes is one base dough to get 4 incredible Variations on a Sugar Cookie. So next time the cravings strike for some sugar cookies, you are going to want to crank up the music and start playing with this no-chill dough!
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I’m just going to get the truth out there, I am a cookie baker that hates making cut out cookies.
I love eating them but I absolutely loathe the process. The waiting, the rolling, the dough sticking because it wasn’t chilled enough, the cookie not keeping their shape because the dough got too warm. We’ve all been there, admit the truth with me. As pretty as they are, I’d rather just buy some from a bakery.
Today though, I’m bending the rules a bit, I’ve mastered the perfect (I’m serious it is) sugar cookie dough that requires absolutely NO CHILL TIME! The no chill time is only part of this perfect dough, it’s incredibly versatile with tons of variations you can come up with. Today though, I’m going to share just four of my favorites.
At this point you are probably still skeptical about this so call “perfect” cookie dough but I promise you that it is. You see my secret here is just a touch of cream cheese in the dough, it gives it a little extra room to play and with less butter it doesn’t turn to a hot mess under your warm hands.
How about those variations I just spoke about? Now the sky is the limit here but these are my personal favorites when it comes to sugar cookies:
- Lemon Sugar Cookies : Simply add lemon extract and zest to the base dough, I feel that the zest gives it a little more zip!
- Chocolate Sugar Cookies: Consider these an easy way to faux chocolate sandwich cookies, the cream cheese doesn’t give this cookies as much of a snap but the hint of cocoa is a lovely touch of any chocolate lover.
- Soft Sugar Cookie Drops: All you have to do is roll, slice and roll again into a ball then coat with sprinkles and bake. You end up with soft little drops of cookies. Plus sprinkles!
- Frosted Sugar Cookies: No sugar cookie is complete without a schmear of buttercream on top. Add it to our regular bass recipe, the lemon cookies or sandwiched in between two chocolate cookies.
That’s it folks, that’s how we bend the rules a little bit and now let’s get baking! Oh and keep reading after the recipe to learn about the new HP X360!
Speaking of bending the rules, are you familiar with the new HP X360? You know as a blogger, I am lost without my electronic communications and I own a lot of them. My smart phone, my laptop, my tablet – I need it all, so I can be connected wherever I am, which is why I was excited to try out the X360. It’s not just a plain jane laptop, it flips to a tablet, and then into tent or stand mode. That means I can sit at my desk and write and edit photos. Flip it to a tablet for easy pinning on pinterest. Set it as a stand in the kitchen to look at my recipe notes when I’m cooking or easy access to music listening and lastly tent mode when I’m ready to relax at the end of the day watch some Netflix. Hey that’s the truth, we all love our Netflix binge watching!
Oh right and back to the music, you guys know Meghan Trainor right (“it’s all about that bass, ’bout that bass. ..”), yeah now you do. Well HP is on tour with with her and since I just got the song stuck in your head, check out the details.