I went through a mustache phase. I’m not sure where the craze happened or why, but I bought a mustache ring once upon a time and got mustache cookie cuttersas a gift. If you’re using cookie cutters this holiday season, though, there are a few things you really need to keep in mind. I’ve really botched shaped cookies before, so I figured I would put together a list of tips for using cookie cutters.
3 Tips For Using Cookie Cutters
1. Use a rolling pin.
You want to use a rolling pin to assure your dough is even. You definitely need it to be even so the cookies bake at the same time and you don’t end up with raw ones and overbaked ones in the same batch. Also, make sure to flour your rolling pin. If you don’t flour it, the dough will stick to the rolling pin and it will be pulling at your dough.
2. Flour your cutting board and cookie cutters.
When you’re making shaped cookies, you want to definitely make sure to flour your cutting board really well. If not, the dough will get stuck to the board. You’ll be pulling them off the board and it will ruin the shape. So you’ll have to start over.
Dip the cookie cutters in flour as well. If not, the cookies will stick to the cutters and will be deformed when you place them on the cookie sheet.
3. Chill the cookies.
You don’t want to bake them right after cutting them. Give them about 5 minutes to chill so they have a better chance of holding their shape. If not, they’ll bleed out.
Now, I know you’re probably wondering: Can you use cookie cutters after baking? My vote is, “Not on cookies.” You can if you’re using cookie cutters on cake, but not on cookies.
Keep these tips in mind when you’re baking this holiday season.
What other tips for using cookie cutters do you have?