Cookie Slats

Baking By Callyssa Updated 14 Sep 2008 , 2:56pm by bobwonderbuns

Callyssa Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 9:48pm
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Does anyone know if/where I could get slats for rolling cookie dough that are plastic instead of wood?

If not, what type of wood would I be looking for at Home Depot? Thanks in advance!

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kimsmom Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:41pm
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I don't know about plastic, but Home Depot has precut wood in their trim department. They are not the long pieces for house trim, but smaller pieces in oak, walnut, etc. I think it's for furniture or cabinetry. I bought two 24" long by 1/4 " thick pieces, and for thicker cookies, 1/2". Since they make cutting boards out of oak, I feel I'm pretty safe. I roll between parchment paper anyway.
Hope this is helpful.

iownajane Posted 13 Sep 2008 , 10:56pm
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I had my DH cut and plane some for me...pine I think..1/4 inch and 3/8 inch..I also put parchment under and on top...

MichelleM77 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:16am
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ALVARGA Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:25am
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Ditto on Home Depot. That is where I got mine and I love them. As long as you don't soak them you will be fine. I just dunk them in soapy water and then use a sponge to get off any cookie dough and flour and rinse them. I set them on the dish drain and let them dry.

MichelleM77 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:30am
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Make sure that the wood at HD isn't treated with anything though.

indydebi Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:44am
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Michelle, thanks for the link because I had no idea what a cookie slat was! icon_confused.gif

I just use 2 dowel rods on each side of the dough. I also roll between two sheets of parchment.

MichelleM77 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 12:53am
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Dowel rods for me too! I like thick cookies and can't find slats 3/8" thick.

Callyssa Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 1:32am
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Thank you all so much! I was worried about using wood for both chemicals and getting cookie dough all over it. And for some reason, I was picturing the rough sawn pieces on lattice that crisscross and couldn't get my head around that idea! I'd much rather use plastic, but I prefer thicker cookies also, so may have to enlist my DH to come up with something the size I want.

That said, whoever came up with the idea of rolling dough between parchment is PURE GENIUS!!! I've been using a pastry cloth for years and thought that system was pretty darn good until I tried the parchment. LOVE IT!!!

Thank you again for your quick responses! icon_biggrin.gif

keljo05 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:02am
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hmmmm i am trying to not run any errands tomorrow, but almost decided to run to Home Depot. I then looked over at where I have a piece of 1/4" foam board thats not being used. I think I'm going to cut that down and make cookie slats out of that. Thanks for the inspiration!

kimsmom Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:42am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by keljo05

hmmmm i am trying to not run any errands tomorrow, but almost decided to run to Home Depot. I then looked over at where I have a piece of 1/4" foam board thats not being used. I think I'm going to cut that down and make cookie slats out of that. Thanks for the inspiration!


Just make sure you don't push too hard as foam core is springy in the middle especially the thinner you cut it.
Just a thought.

keljo05 Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:46am
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I did think of that after i posted, lol. I'll experiment with it and see how it goes. Since I always roll out cookie dough to thin it's got to help. lol

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:58am
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I just use the smart rolling pin from Countrykitchensa.com

Mac Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:17am
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I use the 1/4" foamboard and it works fine.

aztomcat Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 3:24am
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I'll have to try the foam core. Great idea.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Sep 2008 , 2:56pm
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I know some cookie decorators use a wooden yard stick cut in half -- if you want to save $$.

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