Make “bakeshop” cookies like these in as little as 15 minutes using slice and bake refrigerator cookie dough!

These slice and bake cookies are perfect when company drops in or when you need to run warm cookies to a neighbor.  

Make the dough ahead of time with three or four different kinds at a time. Slice just what you need, and you can make whatever you want, whenever you want.

And because they are refrigerated, your cookies will turn out just like a bakery—nice, neat, and uniform. Use these recipes to keep these “ready” cookies on hand

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How to Make Cookies in Just 15 Minutes

All it takes to make these quick and easy cookies is a log of slice and bake refrigerator cookie dough, made up ahead of time, a bit of slicing to put the cookies onto the pan, and baking for about 10 minutes or according to the recipe.

Make several batches of dough over the weekend, throw them in the fridge for a few weeks or in the freezer for up to six months, and then cut a dozen slices or so from a log of dough for baking and put the resting back into the fridge or freezer for another time.

About the Slice and Bake Refrigerator Cookie Dough

Make the dough ahead of time to save on time. Follow any of the recipes below to make the dough. Roll the cookie dough into logs, wrap them in waxed paper and aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and throw it in the refrigerator or freezer. You’ll find that it’s just like the logs of cookie dough you can get from the store but much tastier.

Our Favorite Slice and Bake Refrigerator Cookies

There are all kinds of refrigerator cookies for you to consider. If you feel fancy, make pinwheels or checkerboard cookies. You can make delicate sugar cookies or shortbread cookies or pecan sandies. You can frost them or squeeze a little fudgy frosting between two for sandwich cookies. Peruse the recipes below and you’ll find enough interesting slice and bake refrigerator cookie recipes to keep you busy for years.

BONUS: How to Make Multi-Color Slice and Bake Cookies

Slice and bake cookies don’t have to be limited to simple recipes; you can add colors and flavors to them too. From checkerboard to pinwheels, tie-dyes, stripes, and rainbows– there’s so much you can do to add extra creativity to your slice and bake cookies. The best part is that you have more than thirty flavors to choose from and forty colors to choose from.

Learn how to make rainbow slice and bake cookies.

(Updated from May 27, 2014)

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