Easy No-Chill Sugar Cookies

"This recipe is from Wilton and was on the back of some cookie cutters I recently purchased. I liked that it didn't require chilling. It's a rich, buttery cookie, very tasty."
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photo by Rebekah B. photo by Rebekah B.
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
36 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition.
  • Do not chill dough. Divide dough into two balls. On a floured surface roll each ball into a circle approximately 12" wide and 1/8" thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out cookies.
  • Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6 - 7 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. It helps to line pans with parchment paper for easy cookie removal.

Questions & Replies

  1. Softened or un softened butter?
  2. How long can you keep the dough in the freezer before rolling and baking?


  1. I needed to make a lot of cookies for an upcoming cookie decorating party for 3 year olds. I tried this recipe today, and I will never use a different recipe! I doubled the recipe and divided it into fourths to roll it out. Easy to put together, a dream to roll (and re-roll), easy to transfer, and baked up beautifully. The taste is very good, and they are tender without being fragile. I’m so pleased!
    • Review photo by Rebekah B.
  2. I've never been so disappointed in my life! These cookies spread, even after adding additional flour AND chilling, that i don't even want to decorate them! My cutouts are blobs. Wasted my time baking this recipe.
  3. Everything turns out great until you put the cookies in the oven at 400° for six minutes they come out burnt on the bottom I'm going to try five minutes and see if it works.
  4. These came out great. I made a double batch and made about 76 medium sized cookies. Not too soft and not to crunchy...
  5. It's a great recipe to teach young children to make. I make it while kid sitting with the neighbors and had a lot of fun!! Turned out quite well.


  1. I didn’t change anything! Just doubled the recipe.


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