Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Storing Baked Cookies:
Place plain unfrosted and unfilled cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month. Frost or till as directed before serving.
Use this dough as a base for several cookies, including Brown Sugar Thumbprints, Chocolate Drizzled Crescents, Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts, Layered Coconut Dream Bars, Rosemary & Lemon Ribbons and Shining Star Sandwich Cookies (all in Recipe Center). Read both this recipe and the variation recipe before making your cookie choice. In some cases you'll substitute ingredients. For a plain sugar cookie, follow the instructions in Holiday Sugar Cookie Cutouts.
To store the cookie dough, pack it into an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Take frozen cookie dough from the freezer a day before using and thaw in the refrigerator.