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

In 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 cleanup 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 as I did with the sifter here.

This method only works with dough that has been frozen for a few minutes. My sugar cookies 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”.

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