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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif



Now I really like that one, I will be able to use it again in about 10 weeks or so, only baby #3 has arrived and I am a bit recovered. thumbs_up.gif

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post #17 of 32
we use silicone mats like you find at target for $10, lay parchment over it, then use saran wrap on top and roll it out. Be sure the dough is really chilled well and you should need no flour unless you are using dough with dairy in it like cream or cream cheese. the cheaper silicone mats actually work better than the silpat's do for this, and I don't have to use my tummy icon_redface.gif
post #18 of 32
thecupcakemom:
you crack me up!!! thank you for this post. the title caught my attention right away and your message --- too funny!!! icon_lol.gif
I'm still snickering.
post #19 of 32
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Where in Target are the silicone mats located?
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post #20 of 32
I will have to try the silcone mat trick, because I am a leaner, too! LOL
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post #21 of 32
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif



You need to put a patent on THAT name girl! When I teach my fondant class may I use it? LOL

Beth in KY
post #22 of 32
Hi

I just learned about rolling between parchment sheets on this site yesterday. So I gave it a go today and I ended up doing the leaning thing which worked fine. Just make sure you cut enough paper to hang over the edge of the counter to lean on!

It's a cheap alternative until I invest in a non slip mat thingy?

Also the kids thought it was great fun holding the paper down while I rolled and it made them feel a bit involved in the making of the cookies too!
post #23 of 32
I have not seen the silicone mats at Target. Maybe I was not looking in the right places. I found mine online or at the kitchen store.
But Target has then online too:

http://www.target.com/gp/search.html/601-4500733-1419316?field-keywords=silicone+mat&url=index%3Dtarget&ref=sr_bx_1_1

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post #24 of 32
i do the famous lean on the counter move as well LOL. I thought i was the only one having this problem. I think i'll try to find that mat at walmart or order it online from Target. Unfortunatly the nearest target is 2 hours away in Memphis. Thanks for the advice
post #25 of 32
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I finally found a way to roll my cookie dough w/o wanting to throw the dough at the wall. icon_lol.gif

I pulled out two "flimsy" really thin cutting boards and rolled the dough between. Saved a ton of time and now I won't have to repaint my walls. icon_smile.gif
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post #26 of 32
This thread is cracking me up!
post #27 of 32
Sometimes I do the lean icon_biggrin.gif , but I also use packing tape and tape down my wax paper and it works perfect.
post #28 of 32
I wanted to add that I do NOT wait until my dough is chilled before I roll it out. I mix the dough, roll between parchment paper, and THEN chill it. I store it in the frig in a covered 11x15 pan, in 'sheets'. Then when I'm ready to use it, I can just cut and bake. I keep the scraps in a bowl til they are soft enough to re-roll, and then re-chill.

Because the dough is so cold when I bake it, it takes a little longer to bake, but it holds it's shape and detail fantastic.

By doing all of this, it is not quite as difficult to roll out the dough initially. I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, so I'm always looking for "kinder, gentler ways" to get stuff accomplished.
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post #29 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by momsandraven

Hee-hee! I'm a leaner too!! At least that darn belly of mine is good for something! We'll have to give it a fancy name, like the "Abdominal Grip Technique". LOL icon_lol.gif



icon_lol.gif I know what you mean!

I roll my cookie dough out between wax paper right after I make it. It's so much easier that way. I put it on a cookie sheet and store in the fridge to chill.
post #30 of 32
Totally cracking up over here because I'm a leaner too. I thought I was the only one! icon_wink.gif

I like it - the abdominal grip technique. Sounds so technical. icon_biggrin.gif
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