Want to bake multiple kinds of cookies for the holiday season but short on time? This sugar cookie dough can be made into three different sugar cookies giving you variety without a lot of work.
Baking cookies is one of my favorite things to do around the holidays. I love to make cookies for gatherings and gifts. It’s fun to make a lot of different kinds but can be time-consuming.
I love this sugar cookie dough because it can easily be made into three different cookies. It saves on time and mess! You can just make double the dough or even more at once to make a lot of different cookies.
This dough also freezes well so you can make it ahead of time. I love having cookie dough ready to go in my freezer during the holidays so I can make a last minute treat very easily.
This dough is very versatile and can be made into even more cookies than these three but these are my favorites. Try all three this holiday season!
Sugar Cookie Dough
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a small bowl mix together flour, baking powder, and baking soda set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in egg and vanilla.
Gradually add dry ingredients. And now you are ready to make your different kinds of cookies.
These are the easiest of the cookies. If using natural sprinkles be sure to add them after the cookies come out of the oven. For artificially dyed sprinkles you can add them before cooking.
These sugar cookies are amazing! The cream cheese frosting is delicious and simple to make. They are great with some sprinkles added to the top. You can also chill the dough first and shape them to make them even more festive. Or use some natural food coloring to make the frosting fun colors.
These are my favorites! They look like plain sugar cookies but hidden inside is a fudge mint cookie! Use up those Thin Mints you have hiding in the freezer or use my favorite Back to Nature Fudge Mint Cookies.
I love sugar cookie dough because you can do so much with it. You can make them drop cookies, which is the easiest. Or chill the dough for 1-2 hours and you can roll it out and cut out cute shapes.
If you are looking for natural sprinkles or natural food coloring be sure to check out the Natural Candy Store. It’s my favorite place to order natural baking supplies and candy.