Summer is here. The kids are almost out of school (or maybe they already are) and that means it is time to BAKE! What do you like to bake int he summer…how about cookies? How about no roll sugar cookies? OK perfect…lets start there!!
I just love the light texture of the cookie with the sweet frosting that is colored in all the best summer colors…or any colors you want.
No rolling here
The one problem I have with frosted sugar cookies though is that most of them require you to refrigerate them, then roll them out, then bake them, let them cool then finally frost them. Now I understand that they are totally worth it in the end but sometimes I just don’t have the time for all that business…so after many attempts and possibly a bad cookie (or two) I have found a recipe that is just as amazing as a traditional rolled sugar cookie but with half the work.
The trick to these cookies is that they do not brown, so you don’t bake them until the edges start to brown like your favorite chocolate chip cookie…if you cook them until they brown the cookie will be super dry and very cakey, not light and airy.
No time…no problem
My brother, Trey, who lives in Missouri and is a cattle rancher has been asking me to make these cookies for a couple of months so when my parents decided to go up there for a few days I decided to whip up a batch and surprise him. Of course, me being me, I didn’t decide this until the day they were leaving but it was okay because the beauty of these cookies is I was able to mix them, bake them, and ice them all in about 2 hours which let me get them to my parents just in time before they left. I don’t know if I will ever go back to the traditional rolled sugar cookies again…they really are that good.
Good anytime of the year
Whether you are looking for a fun summer cookie, or you want to keep this recipe until Christmas rolls back around (which will be here before we know it) trust me these will become a favorite for sure.
For some extra fun you could use some lemon extract to make a lemon sugar cookie or use almond extract for a lovely almond cookie, or for Christmas use peppermint extract…just replace 1/2 of the vanilla extract with the extract of your choice. I will be experimenting with several other flavors as the new seasons come…along with fun frosting colors (I use these gel colors for the best vibrant colors)…it kinda makes me giddy just thinking about it.
Hope these no roll cookies will find a way into your kitchen very soon…everyone will thank you!