I was hoping somebody had some advise on using the Wilton Cookie Pop pans. I have the circle and flower pans. The problem I run into while baking the cookies is overflow when the dough starts to rise. I have reduced the amount of dough, and it still rises and spills over the top. Is that what's supposed to happen? While baking them, I have been taking them out half way through and pressing the risen dough back into the cavity with the back of a spoon. Once they are done, I do it again immediately after I take them out. The problem with this is that the back of the pop doesn't have a smooth appearence...it's wrinkly and bumpy. Plus, doing that is really a pain!!! I have only made them a few times, and both times I had to make alot so it took forever. I have tried just letting them cook normally and hoping that the dough shrinks back into the cavity once cooled, but they don't. Am I doing something wrong?
The key to the pop pans is to not overfill. It took me about 3 batches of pans to get it perfect. Fill it only about half-way, leaving about a 1/4" from the top of the cookie to the top of the pan. They have a high learning curve for usage. When you insert sticks you'll have to roll the sticks to get them to be covered in dough. I usually will put another dollop of dough right on top of the stick to make sure it stays. Hope that helps!