The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
O.K., if you are looking for a easy roll-out sugar cookie, I can help you out. I had a "bake-off" between this recipe and another highly rated one, "Cut-out Cookies in a Flower Pot". This recipe is good, but not the best if you are looking for ease of roll-out. I have made "Best Rolled Sugar Cookies" several times and have found that it can be a little temperamental. It does require adding additional flour (I use confectioner's sugar) to get the dough to not be sticky. If you are a beginner, I would not recommend this dough. These cookies are on the "cakey" side and tend to spread quite a bit from the mold. I use tree and star-shaped cutters and have had the sides run past what you'd like (the shape is just recognizable). You may have trouble transferring the dough to baking sheet. BUT, they are delicious.
Cut-out Cookies in a Flower Pot are easier to roll out, less caky after baked, and hold their shape better.
I preferred the ease of use of the Cut-out Cookies in a Flower Pot. To make sure that there was not a taste difference, I did ask guests at my house to sample both and vote for their favorite. The results were 50/50! Bottom line is that both produce a delicious cookie. But for the ease of rolling and transferring shapes, and since it held the cut-out shape better, I would opt out of this one and use "Cut-out Cookies in a Flower Pot."
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Dec. 20, 2013