Sugar Cookie Tips

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sugar Cookies Tips

Our family has been making these cookies for years. Imagine a table surrounded by 6 excited kids and one busy mom slicing cookie dough and wrangling stray sprinkles between sliding baking trays in then out of the oven. Fast forward 25 years peeking in my window there are to young boys helping me make these simple family favorites. We experienced a few fails, lots of tasty success while making priceless memories. On day 8 of The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop I will be sharing the tips we have found along the way.

Sugar Cookies Tips to help make your cookie baking a success. Fresh baked cookies out of the oven.

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

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Pillsbury Sugar Cookies are a staple in our family. Here is one of the first tips of the post.

The First Sugar Cookie Tip is Freeze the Dough.

The reason to freeze cookie dough is to extend your work time as well as making it easier to cut the roll of dough into slices and then shapes.

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough sliced a half inch thick on cutting board.

The Second Tip is to line up your pans.

While you are creating the shapes it is best to have several Cookie sheets ready to place the dough on Ungreased pans.

Cutting the slices in different angles to create Santa, Angels, and Christmas Trees.

Tip Three is work quickly

The dough warms as you are working causing it to become soft.

Wilton Gold Cookie Sheet with Sugar Cookie Shapes ready to Bake in the Oven.

Tip Four is the More Sprinkles the better.

As the cookie expand when cooking the sprinkles spread out. We fill butter tubs with different colors using our fingers to sprinkle heavy doses of color on our cookies.
Sugar Sprinkles decorating cookie dough shapes ready to bake.

Tip Five concerns baking until just the edges are slightly golden brown.

When the edges of the cookies begin to turn a honey color pull them out of the oven. They will bake a little bit more while they cool in the pan for a few minutes.

Sugar Cookies made with Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Refrigerated Dough Baked on a Glass Platter with Halo Oranges in the Center.

Directions for Pillsbury Sugar Cookies

Heat the oven to 350 F degrees (or 325 F degrees for non-stick pans)
Cut dough into 1/2 inch slices.
Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

Bake 11-14 Minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
*Pay attention to those edges Tip 5
Cool 2 Minutes then remove from the cookie sheet. 
*The Cookies need the cooling time since they are delicate to move.

One of my Santa cookies became a taste test during my baking. :-)

I am certainly wishing you a wonderful cookie making time filled with lots of memory making. Please tag me @karenrere.dragonflyandlilypads on Instagram

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Steps. Slice, Shape, Decorate, Bake Pinterest Image

Question of the day- What cookies do you leave for Santa? 

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Shirley said...

Now I want some Sugar cookies. I think I'll do these decorations with the Grands over their Christmas break!

Jenny@Cookiescoffeeandcrafts said...

That is so creative to shape your own. They look great! Sugar cookies are such a fun tradition

Emily said...

My daughter and I love making and decorating sugar cookies! Your own shapes are fun!