I love simplicity even more.
This week I needed to provide a sweet treat for a kid's pizza party. I have been hoarding a couple of pouches of sugar cookie mix in the pantry, but wanted to prepare something a little more special than just plain sugar cookies. I surveyed my pantry further and found some leftover sprinkles from a birthday party, and some pink sugar left over from Valentine's Day. Bingo. I love it when I can clear out some odds and ends that have been lingering in the cupboard.
Begin by making your favorite sugar cookie recipe, cheat a little by using a box cookie mix, or cheat a lot by buying the refrigerated cookie dough logs.
Next, form the dough into a log, wrap the log in plastic wrap or wax paper and place the dough in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. If using refrigerated dough, place in freezer prior to opening the plastic package.
Once the dough has firmed in the freezer, spread the sugar or sprinkles on a platter or tray and roll the dough log in the sugar/sprinkles.
After cutting the dough into slices approximately 1/2 inch thick, place the slices on a cookie sheet and bake according to the package or recipe. With the box cookies I baked them at 375F for approximately 12 minutes on my favorite cookie sheet.