Easy Way to Roll Cookie Dough Balls in Sugar

How often do you come upon a cookie recipe that says something like: Shape the dough into balls, and roll each ball in sugar.  We make a lot of cookies here, so for us, it's pretty often. Sugar cookies and snickerdoodles both call for this technique so over the years, I have coated many cookie dough balls in many different sugar coatings.

I've found a pretty easy way to quickly roll cookie dough balls in sugar, mess free. I like to coat only the top half of my cookies in sugar, and leave the bottom part coating free. Take a look and see if this technique would work for you.

1. Roll cookie dough into balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

2. Pour sugar (or other cookie coating) into a small dish, not too much larger than the size of your dough balls.

3. Gently drop dough ball into the bowl, and swirl the dish around. The dough ball with slide around the dish and become coated on the bottom and up the sides.

4. Place sugar side up (uncoated part down) onto the cookie sheet.

Voila! That is my quick, mess free way to coat cookie dough balls in sugar. Do you use a similar method or do you prefer a different technique?