How Do You Make Your Sugar Cookies Flat Enough On Top To Stencil/ Air Brush?

Baking By pilotbaby Updated 13 Jun 2015 , 11:00pm by newbiebaker1

pilotbaby Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 3:11pm
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Hello- I just tried to stencil using royal icing and a mist spray and it was all pretty bad!  I think at least part of the problem is that the top of the cookies aren't perfectly flat.  I used the techniques described in a previous question I posted using painter sticks when I rolled the dough.  The recipe I use does not spread a lot but the top of the cookies do puff up a bit.  Anyone have any tips?  TIA

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ypierce82 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 3:24pm
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I use my fondant smoother to press them flat when I take them out of the oven.

pilotbaby Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 3:47pm
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Oh!  Good idea- we have one of those.  Will try that.  Thanks so much!

ypierce82 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 4:41pm
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You're welcome! 

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 4:46pm
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you could ice the bottoms if they will sit flat for you upside down

newbiebaker1 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 11:00pm
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You might try the no fail sugar cookie recipe (NFSC)  http://www.cakecentral.com/recipe/2055/no-fail-sugar-cookies

I have never tried to stencil on cookies, but these don't rise much

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