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Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

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Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

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Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe (Copycat)

Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe

This homemade version of the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe is Unbelievable and buttery, with a texture that simply melts in your mouth. Inspired by the beloved slice-and-bake sugar cookies, this recipe is not only easy to make at home but also allows you to enjoy these cookies all year round. One of the best parts about this copycat recipe is the ability to customize the cookie shapes to your liking so let your creativity shine. With each bite, you’ll experience that same nostalgic flavor and texture. These cookies are soft, slightly buttery, and beautifully crisp on the bottom truly a melt-in-your-mouth delight.

“Create rich, buttery sugar cookies with a melt-in-your-mouth texture using this easy Pillsbury-inspired recipe.”

But my previous easy Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar with a few ingredients is also very delicious.

Slice and bake Sugar Cookie Dough recipe

Slice and bake Sugar Cookie Dough recipe

 I’ve been drawn to these slice-and-bake cookie dough rolls at the store, perhaps because of nostalgia or their distinctive taste. Instead of giving in an impulse buy, I decided to recreate Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe at home. By studying the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe ingredient list, I created a copycat recipe that produces cookies very similar, if not better, than the original.

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Ingredients Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe
  • 1 cup margarine (or butter)
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp butter extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe
  • Cream together margarine (or butter) and granulated sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and butter extract and mix well.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix in flour, baking powder, and salt until dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto a clean surface, knead a few times, then roll into a long log shape.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and slice the dough into 1-inch portions.
  • Arrange slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7-12 minutes (depending on cookie size) until edges start to crack.
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Enjoy your homemade slice-and-bake sugar cookies

Coloring The Sugar Cookie Dough

Coloring The Sugar Cookie Dough

To color the sugar cookie dough for Pillsbury-style pumpkin cookies, follow these steps:

  • After making the cookie dough, set aside about 3/4 cup of dough to dye orange for the pumpkins, and 1 tablespoon to dye green for the stems/leaves.
  • If you have gloves, it’s recommended to use them to avoid staining your hands with food dye. Otherwise, use a silicone spatula to mix the dye into the dough colors.
  • Add orange food coloring to the larger portion of dough and green food coloring to the smaller portion. Mix thoroughly until the desired colors are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  • Once colored, you can proceed to shape the dough into pumpkins with stems and leaves.

Following these steps will help you achieve the festive colors needed for your Pillsbury Sugar Cookies without the hassle of stained hands.

How do I give my cookies a perfectly round shape?

How do I give my cookies a perfectly round shape?

To get the perfect round shape for your cookies like Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe, follow this simple trick. After baking, while the cookies are still warm, place wide-mouth glasses or circular cookie cutters around each cookie on the baking sheet. Gently move the glass in circular motions to round the edges of the cookies into a perfect circle. Then, use the bottom of a glass to lightly press down on the center of each cookie to create the signature Pillsbury shape. This method will help your homemade cookies resemble the classic look you love from store-bought Pillsbury cookies.

Do I Use Liquid Or Gel Food Dye?

When coloring sugar cookie dough for best results, I recommend using Americolor Gel Food Dye. Gel dye is preferable because it’s less likely to affect the dough’s consistency compared to liquid dye, which can make the dough sticky and difficult to handle.

Start by adding a few drops of gel dye to achieve the desired color for your dough. You can adjust the amount based on the intensity of color you want. It’s always better to start with less and add more if needed to avoid over-saturating the dough.

Using gel food dye ensures that your dough remains easy to work with while achieving vibrant and consistent colors for your cookies

How to store Copycat Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe?

Here’s how to properly store your Copycat Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe

  • For Dough: Keep the cookie dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. For longer storage, freeze the dough in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in plastic wrap for up to 3 months.
  • For Baked Cookies: Store the baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. For longer storage, freeze the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

By following these storage tips, you can enjoy freshly baked or ready-to-bake Pillsbury-style cookies whenever you like.

How do you make Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe thicker?

To make sugar cookie dough thicker, you can add more flour, but keep in mind that this might alter the flavor and texture of the dough. It’s generally recommended to follow your recipe closely to achieve the intended results and balance of ingredients.

How do you make Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe thicker?

If you’ve loved the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe, please consider giving it a 5-star rating and sharing it with your friends and family. I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your home as it does to mine.

Share your family’s favorite cookie recipes or baking stories in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your baking adventures.

Don’t forget to showcase your delicious creations on social media by tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest with the username “crispy cookies.” I can’t wait to see your wonderful baking photos and ideas.

Explore more exciting recipes and baking inspiration on our website to keep your kitchen filled with delightful treats and new ideas.

Happy Baking

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Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

Thishomemade version of the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe is rich andbuttery, with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. It's inspired by the classic slice-and-bakesugar cookies that are universally loved and easy to make at home. After tryingthis recipe, you'll find yourself baking these cookies again and again.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course COOKIE, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 peoples
Calories 159 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp butter extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cream together margarine (or butter) and granulated sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add egg, vanilla extract, and butter extract and mix well.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix in flour, baking powder, and salt until dough forms.
  • Turn dough onto a clean surface, knead a few times, then roll into a long log shape.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and slice the dough into 1-inch portions.
  • Arrange slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 7-12 minutes (depending on cookie size) until edges start to crack.
  • Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Enjoy your homemade slice-and-bake sugar cookies

    Coloring The Sugar Cookie Dough

    • To color the sugar cookie dough for Pillsbury-style pumpkin cookies, follow these steps:
    • After making the cookie dough, set aside about 3/4 cup of dough to dye orange for the pumpkins, and 1 tablespoon to dye green for the stems/leaves.
    • If you have gloves, it's recommended to use them to avoid staining your hands with food dye. Otherwise, use a silicone spatula to mix the dye into the dough colors.
    • Add orange food coloring to the larger portion of dough and green food coloring to the smaller portion. Mix thoroughly until the desired colors are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
    • Once colored, you can proceed to shape the dough into pumpkins with stems and leaves.
    • Following these steps will help you achieve the festive colors needed for your Pillsbury Sugar Cookies without the hassle of stained hands.

    How do I give my cookies a perfectly round shape?

    • To get the perfect round shape for your cookies like Pillsbury's, follow this simple trick. After baking, while the cookies are still warm, place wide-mouth glasses or circular cookie cutters around each cookie on the baking sheet. Gently move the glass in circular motions to round the edges of the cookies into a perfect circle. Then, use the bottom of a glass to lightly press down on the center of each cookie to create the signature Pillsbury shape. This method will help your homemade cookies resemble the classic look you love from store-bought Pillsbury cookies.

    Notes

    If you’ve loved the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe, please consider giving it a 5-star rating and sharing it with your friends and family. I hope this recipe brings as much joy to your home as it does to mine.
    Share your family’s favorite cookie recipes or baking stories in the comments below. I’d love to hear about your baking adventures.
    Don't forget to showcase your delicious creations on social media by tagging me on  Instagram, Facebook,  Pinterest, And Twitter  with the username "crispy cookies." I can't wait to see your wonderful baking photos and ideas.
    Explore more exciting recipes and baking inspiration on our website to keep your kitchen filled with delightful treats and new ideas.
     

    Happy Baking

    Keyword Mold Recipes(Sugar Cookies), Pillsbury sugar cookie dough recipe

    Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough Recipe (Copycat)

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