Tuesday, September 23, 2014

How to Roll Dough Evenly-Tips and Tricks Tuesdays {First Edition}


Welcome to the first edition of "Tips and Tricks Tuesdays". I will be sharing tips and tricks I know that may help you with all of your cookie adventures! I am by no means an expert, but I do know a few things about how to create cute sugar cookies that you can absolutely do with a little practice! :)


Have you ever wondered how those "cookie people" get their cookies to be all the same thickness? Well, I am one of those people and let me tell you, it took a lot of trial and error to find a method that worked for me.

There are many methods out there and a lot of gadgets you can buy, but I'm here to tell you don't have to them. You can just go down to your local hardware store and buy one dowel rod and cut it in half and voila!


The ones I use are 1/4 inch thick and they are square, not round...that wouldn't work! ;)

I like to roll my dough right on the counter top with a lot of flour. Don't be afraid of the flour, it will not, I repeat will not hurt your cookies.

P.S. Don't you think that looks like a skull face? I just noticed that.

I roll about a third of my dough at a time, about a baseball size ball shaped into a disc. Set it between the two rods, nice and tight and start rolling. Make sure your rods are always touching the sides of your dough to ensure even rolling.

This takes practice but over time you will get the hang of it.

Another side note, I like my dough to be slightly chilled, but this is not the same for everyone. You just have to test a few methods until you find what's right for you.

Why don't you drop a line in the comment section and let me know what you think about Tips and Tricks Tuesdays! And let me know what you may need help with...

I'd love to hear from you :)


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