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Easy No Spread Sugar Cookie Grocery Store Hack

Easy No Spread Sugar Cookie Grocery Store Hack

We did a little experimenting in the CCHQ kitchen this week!

For everyone who is rushing around this holiday season, we have a minimal spread quick sugar cookie hack for you! 

We are all looking for extra time during the holidays to “get it ALL done”. This hack is perfect for whipping up a super-quick batch of ready-to-decorate sugar cookies to practice on, for a last-minute cookie swap or for decorating with the kiddos. 

For those who don’t know, The Cookie Countess HQ is located in Warwick, Rhode Island. So we checked four local stores: Stop & Shop, Shaw’s, Target, and Walmart for premade sugar cookie dough.

The only premade sugar cookie available in our area is by Pillsbury, and it's the “Ready to Bake” Sugar Cookie dough (the one that comes in pull-apart squares), and the Sugar Cookie dough roll (only found at Walmart & Shaw’s).

We tried this hack with both doughs, but the Pillsbury “Ready to Bake” Sugar Cookie dough was the clear cut winner! 

Here’s what we did:

  • Let one package of the “Ready to Bake, Tear & Bake” Sugar Cookie dough get to room temperature. (Or enough so that it can be mixed with an electric mixer). 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  • Place the sugar cookie dough in the mixing bowl using the paddle attachment.

  • Add ¾ cup of all-purpose flour in with the cookie dough.

  • Mix until incorporated. The mixture will be a bit “crummy”

  • Roll out the dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper. (I used the ¼” Cookie Countess precision rolling pin).

  • The dough does not to be refrigerated but can be. 

  • Cut your shapes & bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-13 minutes. 

  • As soon as your cookies are baked, you can use a fondant smoother to make the cookie less “puffy”.

  • Let cook & then you’re ready to decorate. 


  • You can double or triple this “recipe”. 

  • In a pinch, we found that the Great Value Cookie Icing pouch floods nicely and has a smooth finish. Dry overnight or in a dehydrator for best results. 

We didn't feel that the addition of the flour dried out the cookie at all. Still very tasty! Happy Baking!

From everyone here at CCHQ, have a happy and magical holiday season! 

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