Friday, January 21, 2011

Sugar Cookie Tutorial

While searching online I found an easier way to roll out cookies! I've changed it a little bit, so it's even better now!

To roll and cut out the cookies this is what you'll need: your cookie dough, cookie sheet, silpats or parchment paper, rolling pin, and cookie cutters. No extra flour!

Take your silpats or wax/parchment paper and place it on top of your cookie sheet. A silpat is a reusable cookie sheet liner that doesn't really stick to anything.

Next, take another silpat and put it on top of your cookie dough. Make sure if you're using a silpat to put the nonstick side down.

Take your rolling pin and roll out the dough. When you take the top silpat off this is what it should look like. Make sure that the dough is the same thickness, I roll mine out to about 1/4".

Get your cutters and use them on the dough. Try to get them close together so you cut out more cookies. Save the extra dough and add it to the unused dough.

Pop the cookie sheet in the fridge for 15-30 mins to let the dough get stiff.

The dough should be stiff enough by now that you can peel it away without messing up the shape of the cookie. There is always where I'd want to pull my hair out! lol

Go ahead and bake your cookies. Just remember that they will still cook for a min or so after you take them out of the oven.

Sometimes you'll get the dreaded cookie spread like I did. This is where you have a little too much butter and not enough flour. To remedy this take your cutter again and use it on the cookie.

Don't wait to do this til when the cookies have cooled, they won't be as flexible. I did it right after the cookies came out. If I had waited any longer I would have had problems with the cookies breaking when I was removing the excess.

And now all that's left to do is decorate!

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog.
    Nice job on the cookies.
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    The site is not super active, but the cookie ideas are TOP notch.