Cake_Princess Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 5:01am
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Hi my fellow Cookie addicts,

Last year, I made two mini tutorials on how I go about making cookie pops. Recently I have been seeing the same type of questions about how thick to roll your dough, inserting cookie pop sticks, and what to do if you don't have a particular cookie cutter.

In this thread I have combined the two mini tutorials so it's a bit more convienient for those needing some answers.


Part 1: Uniform cookie thickness

A number of you have private messaged me asking how to roll your dough out to a uniform thickness.

Here's a trick that I use.

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I roll my dough out between two sheets of wax paper. This eliminates the need for any flour when rolling the dough out. Adding flour to roll your dough out may change the texture of the cookies.

This is how I accomplish rolling my dough out to a uniform thickness:

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I arrange my 'spacers' around the outer edges of my paper. This ensures my dough is never thinner than which ever object I use as my spacer. In this case I am using plain old cookie pop sticks. I was out of dowel rods. You can go to your local hardware store and buy some molding also. Also, CD jewel cases will work as well just clean them before and after use.

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Lay the second piece of wax paper on top of your dough and roll the dough out as you normally would. Oh I forgot to mention, make sure your rolling pin is not tapered if not it this will not work. I use my Wilton Wide Glide fondant rolling pin. It has a uniform diameter.

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Finally, when all my dough is rolled out I place them on my cookie sheet and put them in the freezer to set before I cut them out. This helps to minimize spreading.

Hope this helps...


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Cake_Princess Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 5:07am
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Part 2: Cookie Templates and Inserting sticks

First I will either print or draw the outline of the shape I want to use. Then I cut the shape out. I cut slightly more than the outline of the image. In other words I do not cut right on top of the outline.

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Once my outline is cut out I remove my dough (already rolled out to the correct thickness) from the freezer and I place the outline on top of my dough. Using an exacto knife or a paring knife I carefully cut around the outline. And I remove the excess dough.

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To insert my cookie stick I place one hand on top of my dough that has been cut out. With the other hand, I insert the stick from the base of the cookie. Placing my hand on top of the dough helps to keep the dough from bunching up and I can feel how far into the dough the stick has been inserted.

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I then flip my dough with the stick over to check to see if the stick has penetrated or split the back of my cookie dough. If it has, then I take a piece of excess dough and simply patch it up and it's good as new (Pic 4).

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Then I flip it back over and place it on a parchment lined cookie sheet. I chill my dough again before placing it in the oven. This keeps spreading to a minimum.


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The outlines I really like I tend to laminate so that I can clean them with hot soapy water and a little bleach and reuse them.
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Cake_Princess Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 5:13am
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Here's a link to the finished cookies.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=30742

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=30856

If anyone has any questions please feel free to PM me.

Hope this has been helpful

Cake_Princess

azsunn Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 1:55pm
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Thank you so much for posting this. I am new and really enjoying reading all of the tips and hints.

Thanks again for sharing your expertise.

cakesonoccasion Posted 19 Jun 2007 , 7:30pm
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Thanks, Cake-Princess- I remember when I was a Newbie- and needed the answers to all of that. I'm sure it will be helpful!

Cake_Princess Posted 20 Jun 2007 , 2:00am
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You are welcome, any time I can be of assistance...

teamlilya4 Posted 21 Jun 2007 , 4:20am
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I am a totally visual learner... I really appreciate this!

Cake_Princess Posted 24 Jun 2007 , 4:44pm
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I am a totally visual learner... I really appreciate this!





Remember to post pics of you cookies when you make them. icon_biggrin.gif

SueW Posted 25 Jun 2007 , 1:47am
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This is SOOOOOOOOOO perfect! Thank you so much for posting this, I too am a visual learner. I have been avoiding cookies on a stick because I was too afraid of them icon_cry.gif Now I think I have the courage, what a help, thanks!

Cake_Princess Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 3:43am
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This is SOOOOOOOOOO perfect! Thank you so much for posting this, I too am a visual learner. I have been avoiding cookies on a stick because I was too afraid of them icon_cry.gif Now I think I have the courage, what a help, thanks!





Does this mean we willbe seeing some cookies pretty soon?

dagrama Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 3:54am

This is good info, thanks for posting this.

purplebutterfly1234 Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 4:05am

icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Thanks!

SueW Posted 28 Jun 2007 , 10:21pm

Cake_Princess

I hope to be posting some soon. I just need my 2 toddlers to stop waking up all night from the thunderstorms we have been having here icon_lol.gif

snowshoe1 Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 1:40pm

THANK YOU - you posted these great instructions at the perfect time for me. I am planning on some cookie bouquets for some of my vet friends for July 4th; last time I did them they didn't look so great (a book crooked and some fell off).

Starkie Posted 29 Jun 2007 , 1:57pm

I'm saving this post, no doubt! Thanks, Cake_Princess!!!

pjleh Posted 1 Jul 2007 , 3:01am

Thank you for sharing this! I am new to cookies and had been wondering about how to roll the dough out to a uniform thickness. Made some NFSC the other day and tried out dowels... worked beautifully! All my cookies were the same size and thickness! Love this site... everyone is so helpful!

DebraJ Posted 7 Jul 2007 , 4:21am

These instructions are WONDERFUL!!!! Thank you for sharing.

Cake_Princess Posted 9 Jul 2007 , 2:42am

PJleh and DebraJ, you are both very welcome.

Cake_Princess Posted 17 Jul 2007 , 11:08pm

Moving this back up to the top for those of you that have questions about cookies.

Joanne1944 Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 1:29am

Great information. It is really appreciated. What is the best recipe for Cookies on a stick? I live in Florida and the weather is humid. Thanks for all you help. The pics are really great. Joanne

Cake_Princess Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:52am
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Great information. It is really appreciated. What is the best recipe for Cookies on a stick? I live in Florida and the weather is humid. Thanks for all you help. The pics are really great. Joanne





Thanks Joanne1944.

A lot of people on this site use the No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe.

Verina Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 8:07am

Thank you soooo much! Just need it!

Cake_Princess Posted 23 Jul 2007 , 5:47am
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Thank you soooo much! Just need it!




You're welcome Verina.

majormichel Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 12:39am

Cake_Princess, where did you purchase your clear cookie wrappers from?

Cake_Princess Posted 24 Jul 2007 , 3:23am
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Cake_Princess, where did you purchase your clear cookie wrappers from?





The Bulk Barn, it's the small bags they use for spices. The owner of the store I go to sells them to me. They did not have cookie pop baggies that would fit my cookies.

mbarbi Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:44pm

if i want to make a cookie with a character design...do i have to draw on the cookie one by one?? is there an easier way?? im not much of an artist...thanks!

canoewoman Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 3:56pm

Thanks for the tutorial. Will save this for sure.

mekaclayton Posted 28 Jul 2007 , 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by teamlilya4

I am a totally visual learner... I really appreciate this!




Ditto here!! You really are the best!! THANK YOU. Now if I could get some cookie orders icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

IrishCookie Posted 29 Jul 2007 , 5:16am

Thank you so much, I am new at working with cookies. This really helps!!! I will try this the next time I am doing my cookies. I wish I could play with cookies and not work my other job.
thanks again for your help. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Cake_Princess Posted 29 Jul 2007 , 6:44am
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Originally Posted by mbarbi

if i want to make a cookie with a character design...do i have to draw on the cookie one by one?? is there an easier way?? im not much of an artist...thanks!




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