A few days ago I was sent The Cookie Thing. Obviously, I love any excuse to make cookies, so I was more than happy to test this out. The Cookie Thing is really a simple design, but its brilliant. It made rolling out cookie dough (you can also use it for pie dough and more, too) totally fool proof.
The Cookie Thing arrived at my door very cutely packaged. It’s essentially pieces of wood that are cut to four specific sizes and a simple wooden rolling pin. To use it, you place the dough between sheets of wax paper. Then you pick two matching planks from the group of four sizes, and place them on either side of the dough. Finally, you use the roller on top of planks to roll out the perfect thickness. And there you have it – dough rolled out to the exact right size you wanted. So simple right? Exactly. Why didn’t I think of this first?
As a side note, I’ve never rolled out dough between wax paper before, but it’s so smart. It makes the process easier because you don’t have to add extra flour to roll out the dough and then worry about all the extra flour changing the flavor.
I’m going to try the Cookie Thing on pie crust next. Last time I made crust from scratch it was WAAAAAAAAAY too thick. So hopefully this will help. Here’s a step by step of how I used it to make cookies.
When done, I laid a big handful of the dough on a sheet of wax paper; I made it longer across, so it was like a log.
I laid another sheet on top. The Cookie Thing comes with four sets of wooden planks – 1/8 inch through 1/2 inch. The smallest is for dumplings and pies, the middle for cookies, and the largest is good for things like slicing cakes in half to fill with filling.
I chose what size I wanted to use – 1/4 inch – and placed them on either side of the dough.
I placed the roller on top, and rolled until the dough was the width of the planks – perfectly one quarter inch.
When it was finished, I placed the dough (still in between the wax paper) in the fridge. I rolled out the rest of the dough, stacking them in the fridge:
The recipe I used called for chilling the dough overnight. So after it was rolled out and I put it in the fridge, I let it chill overnight. Using the chilled dough with the cookie cutters was MUCH easier than soft dough. So this is a practice I will definitely continue.
The next day, I took a cutting board and spread flour on it.
Then I took a sheet of dough out of the fridge and removed the wax paper.
Then the fun part came – I cut out some cookies!
Look how even they are! Perfect, huh? I sprinkled them with a little sugar before I placed them in the oven.
They turned out beautiful! For more information on The Cookie Thing, check out the Facebook Page.