To create perfectly shaped and soft rolled cookies, start by chilling the cookie dough before rolling it out. This will help prevent it from sticking to the rolling pin, which will result in a tougher cookie. Next, lightly flour the working surface. Use confectioners’ sugar instead of flour to roll the dough. It will not toughen the cookies like flour will.
To make rolled cookies, mix together sugar, flour, and butter. Add an egg, vanilla extract, and salt. Once mixed, roll the dough on the prepared sheet. Once baked, use a pastry brush to scrape off excess dough and flour from the sides of the cookie. If you want to decorate the cookies, you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar, colored granulated sugar, and candies. A simple rolled cookie recipe is the perfect choice for the holiday season!