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post #1 of 38
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Hi my fellow Cookie addicts,

A number of you have private messaged me asking how to roll your dough out to a uniform thickness.

Pic 1:
I roll my dough out between two sheets of wax paper. This eliminates the need for any flour when rolling the dough out. Adding flour to roll your dough out may change the texture of the cookies.

This is how I accomplish rolling my dough out to a uniform thickness:

Pic 2"
I arrange my 'spacers' around the outer edges of my paper. This ensures my dough is never thinner than which ever object I use as my spacer. In this case I am using plain old cookie pop sticks. I was out of dowel rods. You can go to your local hardware store and buy some molding also. (I am too cheap to spend money on a dobord - I would rather spend the money on shoes).

Pic 3:
Lay the second piece of wax paper on top of your dough and roll the dough out as you normally would. Oh I forgot to mention, make sure your rolling pin is not tapered if not it this will not work. I use my Wilton Wide Glide fondant rolling pin. It has a uniform diameter.

Pic 4:
Finally, when all my dough is rolled out I place them on my cookie sheet and put them in the freezer to set before I cut them out.

Hope this helps...


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post #2 of 38
Thanks for the tips, I am going to try it the next time, I can never get my dough uniform, this will definitly help!! Thanks again!!
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post #3 of 38
Thank you CakePrincess! You are a jewel! I'm making cookies this week and will definitely use this great tip!
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post #4 of 38
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Any time guys.
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post #5 of 38
What thickness do you prefer to roll the cookie dough (love the no-fail sugar cookie) - 1/4" or 3/8"? Being these puff up a bit, I am thinking of going down to the 3/8" - don't plan on putting sticks in them. Any comments?

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post #6 of 38
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I like slightly thicker than the cookie pop stick thickness. This way it's not cookie overkill.

Im bad at estimating thickness.
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post #7 of 38
Cake Princess:

You cut out frozen dough?
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post #8 of 38
Thanks for your tips ,time and pictures.

i'm new working with cookies and i have some questions


* put the dough in the freezer or fridge
* how many time to chill the dough
* and how many time to put the dough room temperature


Angie icon_redface.gif sorry but my english is not good
post #9 of 38
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Originally Posted by TheVienneaus

Cake Princess:

You cut out frozen dough?



Yes I do. It's not rock solid but it's hard enough to be cut into and withstand me pressing on it without leaving an impression.
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post #10 of 38
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Originally Posted by angie941mx

Thanks for your tips ,time and pictures.

i'm new working with cookies and i have some questions


* put the dough in the freezer or fridge
* how many time to chill the dough
* and how many time to put the dough room temperature


Angie icon_redface.gif sorry but my english is not good



You are welcome.

I put it in the freezer. It makes it easier to cut out. The dough I work with is fairly soft. Once I do the cut outs I freeze them again to keep spreading to a minimum when baking.

How long to freeze the dough really depends on how fast your freezer will freeze. But I find it usually takes about 10-15 minutes to harden. So as soon as one batch is finished baking another is ready to go in.

Not sure if you are asking if I let the dough thaw before baking. But no I do not thaw the dough before baking. I bake them frozen. This keeps the cookies from spreading and maintains the shape of the cookies. So while one batch is baking another batch is in the freezer chilling and I am cutting out another batch. It's good to have numerous cookie sheets so you are not waiting for one cookie sheet to cool.

Your english is fine, so no worries. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.
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post #11 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

Quote:
Originally Posted by angie941mx

Thanks for your tips ,time and pictures.

i'm new working with cookies and i have some questions


* put the dough in the freezer or fridge
* how many time to chill the dough
* and how many time to put the dough room temperature


Angie icon_redface.gif sorry but my english is not good



You are welcome.

I put it in the freezer. It makes it easier to cut out. The dough I work with is fairly soft. Once I do the cut outs I freeze them again to keep spreading to a minimum when baking.

How long to freeze the dough really depends on how fast your freezer will freeze. But I find it usually takes about 10-15 minutes to harden. So as soon as one batch is finished baking another is ready to go in.

Not sure if you are asking if I let the dough thaw before baking. But no I do not thaw the dough before baking. I bake them frozen. This keeps the cookies from spreading and maintains the shape of the cookies. So while one batch is baking another batch is in the freezer chilling and I am cutting out another batch. It's good to have numerous cookie sheets so you are not waiting for one cookie sheet to cool.

Your english is fine, so no worries. If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.




Thanks for your help...You are a good cookiefriend icon_biggrin.gif
post #12 of 38
This is exactly how I do it Princess! thumbs_up.gif Well, up until a few weeks ago while making cookies I thought "hmmm, what would happen if I freeze it" icon_confused.gif You beat me to the forum before I could share my "new and valuable" findings! icon_lol.gif And to think that just last month, I thought I was hot stuff freezing my dough. icon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 38
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Originally Posted by pinkopossum

This is exactly how I do it Princess! thumbs_up.gif Well, up until a few weeks ago while making cookies I thought "hmmm, what would happen if I freeze it" icon_confused.gif You beat me to the forum before I could share my "new and valuable" findings! icon_lol.gif And to think that just last month, I thought I was hot stuff freezing my dough. icon_cool.gificon_lol.gificon_smile.gif



LOL, you crack me up. You are too funny. LOL @ the hot stuff LOL icon_biggrin.gif
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No, seriously Princess, I was strutting around my kitchen, twirling my dish towel - talking to my cat "bet you never thought of that, huh?" icon_lol.gif O yeah!! thumbs_up.gif - LOL
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Originally Posted by pinkopossum

No, seriously Princess, I was strutting around my kitchen, twirling my dish towel - talking to my cat "bet you never thought of that, huh?" icon_lol.gif O yeah!! thumbs_up.gif - LOL



QUICK... pass the depends... LMAO... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif OMG I Am so ROTFLMAO at you now. OMG... too funny.. Oh gosh... Ny my side is in stitches. You are a hoot. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

I really like the talking the the cat part LMAO...
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