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When a cookie craving comes on, we really don’t want to wait long to satisfy it. Finding the perfect no-chill sugar cookie recipe means we can indulge in one of our favorite sweet treats in way less time than before. Usually sugar cookie dough needs to spend some time chilling in the refrigerator before it is ready to be rolled out. With this no chill recipe, we are able to get rid of that waiting time and get cookies in the oven and in our hands way faster. No fancy tricks or special ingredients, just a few modifications to help get this dough oven ready in no time. And rather than frosting, we pulled out our paw print rolling pin to add a little something special to each cookie.

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A sugar cookie is great on its own, but it does offer up a blank canvas for all kinds of frosting ideas. On this occasion we skipped frosting all together and instead pulled out our paw print rolling pin. The finished product is a cookie that is sure to satisfy the sweet-toothed animal lover in our life. How adorable are these?!? Once the cookie dough is rolled out with a standard rolling pin, we make one final pass over the top with our paw print rolling pin. Instantly our plain ol’ cookies are adorned with an adorable pattern.

Sometimes simple is the best solution to a cookie, and this no-chill dough does just that. Baking cookies is a fun way to get kiddos helping in the kitchen, and ours definitely love the paw print pattern “walking” across their cookie! Even though a sugar cookie recipe is fairly simple, we love this no-chill shortcut that helps get these out of the oven and into our hands much faster. Now our “paws” will get caught stealing from the cookie jar!

No Chill Paw Print Sugar Cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • paw print rolling pin


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder, set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in egg and and vanilla extract.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients (flour and baking powder) into mixing bowl.
  6. Lightly wet hands to remove dough from bowl. Divide dough into 3 batches. Lightly flour cutting board or countertop and roll dough to ¼ inch thickness.
  7. Use paw print rolling pin to cut out cookies.
  8. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until edges are just golden brown. Remove from oven and rest on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
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