How to Make Chocolate-Dipped Sugar Cookies From Scratch 1


If you depend on those tubes of cookie dough at the supermarket to make rolled sugar cookies, it’s time you learned how to make sugar cookies from scratch! Spoiler: It’s not hard.

sugar cookies with embossed rolling pin design

How to make sugar cookies from scratch

The ingredient list for making rolled sugar cookies is basic. Measuring and mixing doesn’t take much time at all.

Rolling the dough and cutting out shapes takes a bit of time, but it’s always been a social event around here.

What I like about these is that the embossed rolling pin does the work of making them pretty. Even a simple shape like a circle looks fancy.

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(And you don’t run the risk of losing a camel’s leg or a gingerbread person’s arm!)

making sugar cookies with embossed rolling pin design

You can use a round cookie cutter (or a highball glass) to make circles, or choose a fun shape to celebrate a special person.

A baker might love this stand mixer cookie cutter and your chicken-loving friend will appreciate this one.

Have fun with it — making rolled sugar cookies is such a fun family activity!

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round sugar cookies with embossed rolling pin design

Working with rolled sugar cookie dough

You can re-roll the dough that remains after cutting cookie shapes, but the more you work the dough, the less tender the cookies will be.

Be sure to liberally flour the rolling surface to prevent sticking.

Chocolate dipped

These cookies are pretty as-is, but to really indulge, you can give one edge of cookies a dip in chocolate.

 

sugar cookies with embossed rolling pin design chocolate dipped

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round sugar cookies with embossed rolling pin design
Chocolate-Dipped Embossed Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
What I like about these is that the embossed rolling pin does the work of making them pretty.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 124 kcal
Author: Kris Bordessa
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2.75 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
Instructions
  1. Cream butter and sugar together in the bowl of your stand mixer, or in a large bowl  Beat in egg and vanilla. 

  2. Combine flour and baking powder. Blend dry ingredients into wet ingredients in several batches. Be sure to mix thoroughly before adding more dry ingredients.

  3. Refrigerate dough for an hour or so. 

  4. Divide dough the dough in half. Roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface. Use a patterned rolling pin to emboss the dough.

  5. Use a round cookie cutter or a highball glass to cut into simple circles, or use your favorite cookie cutter shapes.
  6. Place cut out cookies on an ungreased baking sheet. I like to line mine with one of these. Cool slightly then remove to wire rack. Cool completely before attempting to dip in chocolate.
  7. Pre heat oven to 400F degrees. Bake for six to ten minutes or until cookies are light brown around the edges.
To make chocolate dipped sugar cookies
  1. Melt one bag of chocolate chips in a double boiler stirring constantly. Chocolate can burn over high heat; a double boiler prevents this from happening. If you don't have a double boiler, you can set a small saucepan into a larger saucepan partly filled with water.
  2. (Be sure that you don't get any water in the chocolate.)
  3. Once the chocolate is melted, dip one edge of each cookie and set cookies onto a wire rack.
Easy instructions on how to make sugar cookies from scratch. Serve them plain or dip them in chocolate for gift giving or a cookie exchange. These rolled sugar cookies are easy to make. (You won't even miss the store bought tube of dough!) Use an embossed rolling pin to make them extra pretty. #christmas #cookie #baking


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  • Michelle

    These were so good. They were also easy to make.