Thursday, June 24

Rolling Cookie Dough: a video tutorial

You guys are in for such a treat today.  Have you met Cheryl from TidyMom?  Not only is Cheryl a mom, photographer, baker of the yummiest cupcakes, and well, tidy person....she makes COOKIES!  Here, let me show you:

Today Cheryl is showing her tidy secret for rolling sugar cookie dough.
{As in, her kitchen is not covered in a mountain of flour, like mine usually is!}
I am *so* trying this!

 
Thank you, Cheryl! You can see more of EVERYTHING Cheryl does over at TidyMom.  Be sure to pop on over!

32 comments:

vanillabeanbaker said...

Super cost effective rolling tip! I know that you can buy rolling boards that will give you evenly rolled cookie and pie dough but they are very pricey. Thanks Cheryl for this, I will try your rolling method for sure.

Dana ♥ said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial! I am sooo doing this!

Bea said...

Thanks for the rolling tip, Cheryl... I use a piece of plastic to roll my dough over my Silpats... but I plan on using this during holiday season, as I can have frozen rolled dough ready for cutting and baking...

Amanda said...

SUCH a great tip. I must try that next time I make cookies!!!

I love how you dont use the handles of your rolling pin... that is so something I would do!!

Be blessed-
Amanda

Teresa said...

Okay!
So that video just completely MADE MY DAY!!!!!!!!!
I must watch it again!
I was a bit distracted!
I have ADHD!
Well not really...but maybe...who knows!
ANyhow...all I could do was look at Cheryl's lovely nails...and I was checking out her purse...and her apron...and her VOICE...and trying to figure out what that polka-dot thing was on her counter!
Okay!
So I will watch it again and study her ROLLING of the COOKIE DOUGH technique!
xoxoxoxo
GO Tidymom!
Go Bridget!
If you wanna give me an EXAM at anytime I bet I could ACE it...cuz I'm LOVING all that I am learning at University of COOKIE!!!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooooooooooooooooooooxoxo

Jami said...

Thanks for the tip, Cheryl! It makes so much more sense to do it this way, but I would not have thought of it. :)

Kate said...

what a great idea! My dough always sticks to my rolling pin like crazy. I wind up using so much flour to get it to not stick. I definitely can't wait to try this tip :)

thanks for all the wonderful tutorials on university of cookie. I'm lovin' it!

Brigitte said...

Awesome idea! Rolling and cutting the dough is my least favorite part. I'm a total novice and can never get the cutouts the same size/thickness so some ended up overcooked and hard. Now I'm inspired to try again!

Janice said...

I like that idea with the wax paper.....AND the 1/4" thick sticks to use as guides. Thanks for sharing.

Maranda said...

Oh my gosh there was no mess!! I'm so doing this next time! And I love the sticks as a guideline for how thick the dough should be. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for all of the video tutorials at the university. Right now I am only an observer, not an active student, but I love learning all the tips and tricks!

Red30 said...

This is great because I hate the mess that flour and powdered sugar leaves, plus my dough seems to get too soft too fast and it is a pain to cut soft dough or to keep putting it in the freezer to hard it quick!! It also saves me from using too more flour and taking away from the taste of the cookies to stiffen the dough back up!!

I think I am ready to try doing rolled cookies again!! :-)

RedHeadedStepChild said...

Genius! No more waisting tons of flower and making a huge mess! Woot! Woot!

(and she has such pretty hands!)

www.thatredheadedstepchild.com

Mumball said...

I can't thank you enough. This is simple and I am sure very effective. I don't dare tell you how I was doing it. WHAT A MESS!
Thank you TidyMom!Going to give this a whirl this weekend.

Peggy said...

great video full of a great tip!

Amanda said...

LOVED IT!! Cheryl, the wax paper and wood stick tips are priceless! I don't know why I didn't think of that; it seems so simple.

Love your apron! ;-)

Anne said...

What a great idea!! I'll try that next time I bake cookies, for sure. I even have an old, icky pan like hers to chill the dough on! Thanks for sharing. Love this site!

KentuckyCooking said...

This is SUCH a great idea! Thank you for sharing it - I can't wait to bake up some cookies and give this a try :) I always learn so much when I come to the University!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Great video, Cheryl! I'm so proud that I already use this tip :)

Amanda Daybyday said...

Love the sticks idea. I need to go out and find some.

Kudos Kitchen said...

I just loved the whole tone of your video Cheryl! It's so fun to hear the voices behind the typed words. Great tip about the wax paper rolling (I really must try that sometime) and the yucky looking cookie sheets look just like some of my very own.
Renee

BusyBre said...

Amazing! Can't wait to try it!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

Great tip Cheryl, THANKS!

Jenny said...

I LOVE this method and have been using it lately. My only problem is that I've been getting air bubbles in my cookies, and it makes it very hard to decorate them nicely. I'm wondering if any of you ladies know whether the air bubbles could be due to using this method, because of either (1) rolling out before chilling, or (2) chilling too quickly -- as in, I put my rolled out slabs straight into the freezer, so I can bake them within the hour. It happened once with Amanda's recipe (which I love) and once with an old family recipe for cut-outs that I've never had trouble with before.

Any ideas, experts? You all have helped me learn so much. I appreciate it! The only thing I found googling was that my oven might not have been hot enough, which could be true because I used convection at 325 instead of conventional at 350.

Pam at Antique or Not said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for the tip, Cheryl!

Heyjami said...

LOVE this blog! I wish I would have found you yesterday morning... when I stepped into the world of cookie decorating. Now I'm armed with the info I need to make cute cookies!

Cecilia said...

My paper keeps slipping and sliding out from under me? Am I pushing too hard on it??? Love this site by the way!

shelley said...

I already roll my dough between parchment/wax paper but I LOVE the tip of using the wooden sticks to help with the consistency of thickness!

Jwalkmom said...

Regarding the air bubbles, "Bake at 350"
showed how to use a toothpick to poke any large air bubbles in the cookies after cutting them out.

Unknown said...

Your rolling method worked so well for me. I found the 1/4 boards at Lowes. With no extra flour all over the counter the clean-up was a breeze. What a great idea.

Just Ask Laura said...

Paint stir sticks for the large 5 gallon pails are 1/4" exactly. At Home Depot they are free when you buy the paint, but I said "pretty please" and got a few.

Anuradha said...

Hi

I loved this tutorial, I made few cookies with rolling pin tip.its really awesome and so simple.

Thanks for this tip.

Regards

Anu