How To Make Cutting Out Cookies With A Cookie Cutter Easier
I have been working on my gingerbread men and this year they were trying my patience. Usually I find making them relaxing but for some reason every one was sticking to the cookie cutter and I was having to take a toothpick and carefully pick it out. This can become time consuming when you are baking 5,000 or more and I had to find a better way.
Dipping the cutter in flour wasn’t really working. Besides, having to do that with the cutter each time takes more time than I wanted to spend.
Finally I discovered the perfect solution and thought I would pass it on to you to try to help make your cookie baking easier.
After I finished rolling out the dough, I was ready to start cutting. I lightly sprinkled the circle of dough with flour and brushed it all over into a very very thin coat of flour. You can use your hand or pastry brush to brush it.
It worked great. There was enough of a coating of flour that touched the cutter as it was pressing down to keep the dough from sticking. There’s just one thing to watch out for: Be careful that you don’t get too thick a coat of flour or your cookies will have flour blotches when they are done.
photo by: vegan baking