Sugar cookies have always been a huge hit in my kitchen. I think the tradition started with my grandmother. She always had those thick, melt-in-your mouth cookies waiting when we visited. The ones she made were simply rolled in sugar, dropped on the baking sheet and into the oven they went.I have always liked those, but my kids preferred the cut-out type. Oh sure they started out helping me. Each one had their favorite cookie cutter. I would roll out the dough, and they would dip their cutter in the flour and press it into the mix. I would have to help them cafefully transfer the creation onto the baking sheet. But after the first or second cookie sheet was filled, they began asking, when is it time to decorate? Of course we all know the decorating is much more fun!