How to Roll out Sugar Cookie Dough-Video

When I first started making cookies I didn’t know much of anything. I seemed to use about a pound of flour to sprinkle the counters so the dough wouldn’t stick when I cut out the shapes. Then, I would spend the rest of the evening trying to clean up the mess. The really sad part was, I couldn’t understand why my cookies were dry and crumbly. It never occurred to me that it could be all the extra flour I added to the dough while rolling it out.

How to Roll out Sugar Cookie Dough with video from www.thebearfootbaker.comIn case you are a new cookie decorator or just make cookies at Christmas, I wanted to save you some trouble and make a video on how to roll out sugar cookie dough. It is simple and you don’t need to use any flour. The clean up process is much easier.

How to Roll out Sugar Cookie Dough Supplies:

Start with your favorite cookie recipe – sugar cookie recipe or Gingerbread recipe.)
Rolling Pin Spacers
Rolling Pin
Mainstay Flexible Cutting Mats

That is how I roll. Well, that is how I roll my sugar cookie dough. I cut out my cookies and place them onto a baking sheet and bake them while they are very cold. If you don’t freeze the dough after you roll it out, you will need to use a little flour like I did with the sifter here.

This method only works with dough that has been frozen for a few minutes. My sugar cooikie recipes requires I chill the dough for about an hour before cutting out the cookies. If you freeze it for 30 minutes, you can start baking faster. Click here to see “How to Cut out Perfect Sugar Cookies Every Time.” If you are looking for some tips and tricks to cookie decorating, you may enjoy the  “Beginners Guide to Cookie Decorating”..

Bear hugs,



  1. Loretta - Sweet Southern Cookies says:

    I’ve been watching you for a long time now, even before I stared selling cookies. I use the same recipe for my cookies put I don’t cream the butter does that matter? And I only use about 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, should I be using a whole teaspoon?
    I just don’t want them to spread on me, I do roll out with wrap like you do and freeze them. It does make it a lot easier , I don’t put in flour down at all. Before I go just want you to know I learn how to use my airbrush machine from you, so I always send everyone to your blog if they ask me about how I learn or how to do it. Thanks for all your tutorials. ❤️

    • Hi Loretta,
      If you have a recipe and technique that works for you, don’t change it. If you add less baking powder and it works, don’t change it. If you don’t cream the butter and it works, don’t change it. If you like your cookies and there isn’t a problem with them then keep doing things the way you are doing them now. If you are having problems you might want to try this or another technique to make things easier for you.

      This is just a little video with helpful suggestions and tips for those that have trouble or are frustrated when they cut out cookies. This won’t work for everyone and that’s OK.

      If you have any other questions, just let me know and I will try to help find the answers.
      Bear hugs,

  2. Lisa I love your videos! It’s like you’re here visiting in my kitchen!! ;).

  3. I thank you so very much for all that you do to share your knowledge with each of us. I feel so comfortable visiting here with you…and that is truly a gift on your part.
    You are gifted and a true southern hostess,

  4. You have given me courage to do rolled out cookies more often! I bought spacers years ago (they are still in the drawer) and discovered they don’t fit my rolling pin … a new pin is going on my ‘wish list’, along with 2 more cutting mats! You are a great teacher! Now, I have to watch a few more videos … bye 😉

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