The Best and Softest No-Frosting-Required Sugar Cookies
These no chill sugar cookies are so soft and delicious they dont even require frosting!
Keyword: cookies, dessert, Food, Recipe
1cupshorteninguse this trick for no-mess cleanup!
4cupsflouror more, so the texture is not sticky but still soft
Cream together the shortening and sugar
Add eggs and mix well
Then add baking soda, salt, flour, milk and vanilla
If you’re adding sprinkles, stir in 1/3 cup (or more!) sprinkles of your choice (about one bottle of sprinkles, give or take). We’ve used several types — the only kind I wasn’t thrilled with were the colored sugar crystal sprinkles since they mostly dissolved into the dough and gave them an odd color.
Scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
I like to flatten the top slightly with a cup dipped in sugar and pat a few more sprinkles into the top, or you could also roll the balls in sprinkles for an extra-colorful cookie.
Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes, then leave a few minutes extra on the cookie sheet to finish cooking.
Let cool on a cookie rack and store in a sealed container.
The time will depend on your oven — my oven bakes them perfectly in 10-11 minutes, so you’ll have to test that a little bit with the first batch. If they get brown around the edges, they are over-done and will lose the soft, chewy cookie texture.