I am what I would call a “newbie” baker. While I have always loved to cook, I have used my stand mixer and done more baking in the last year with my daughters than I have, well, ever. Baking and cooking with my girls is one of the ways that we have been connecting and having fun with my family, and we build memories each time we bake together.
I have found a tool that is now a staple in my kitchen, and I hope becomes a staple in yours! I recently had an opportunity to review The Cookie Thing, an amazing rolling pin and baking tool that will change the way you make cookies, pie, pastry, and pretty much any baked good!
The Cookie Thing is a solid maple rolling pin and comes with four different sizes of measuring boards, which are various thickness that corresponds to how thick or thin you need to roll your dough. It is super easy to use! My daughters and I used The Cookie Thing to make Valentine’s Day cookies. Before we got started, we read the instructions and watched the video below of The Cookie Thing in action.
As you can see from the video, it is super easy to roll out dough for cut-out sugar cookies. We used the recipe on The Cookie Thing’s website for Valentine’s Heart Sugar Cookies. After mixing the dough, you simply place the dough between two pieces of wax paper, roll away from you, and then roll back towards you.
After my oldest rolled out the dough, we refrigerated the dough for about an hour. The recipe calls for overnight refrigeration, but there was no way my girls were going to wait! As you can see, the dough is perfectly even and ready to roll, so you just slip it onto a cookie sheet and pop it into the fridge.
One thing that we have to deal with as a family is my younger daughter’s dairy allergy. When it comes to baking, this usually means that we have to make two batches of cookies, since Katie can’t eat any butter or milk – staples in most baked goods. However, we made dairy-free Valentine’s Day heart cookies for her! And while the full sized Cookie Thing would be a little large for her to handle, the Little Cookie Thing was perfect for her!
As you can see, The Cookie Thing also worked very well with the dairy-free recipe. Neither recipe required ANY flour to roll and cut these cookies out, which is pretty amazing, especially for the dairy-free recipe, which generally requires more flour to hold together.
As you can see, the edges came out perfectly. We did end up popping the dough back in the refrigerator in between re-rolls, because as the dough got warm the edges did not come out as clean. About 20 minutes in the fridge and we were back to getting perfect edges!
They also baked evenly, and all of them came out the same thickness. These are by far the most beautiful and even roll-out cookies that my girls and I have ever made. We were astounded how pretty they all came out! They baked so evenly and the taste was incredible! I think that not having to use extra flour in the dough made a huge taste difference.
We are now HUGE Cookie Thing fans! Our next project that we are going to try is our first homemade pie crust. I love that The Cookie Thing is now a part of our family memories, and also that The Little Cookie Thing allows my youngest daughter to learn and be an active participant as well!
The Cookie Thing has had some major success! Look for them next month as they are featured in Women’s Day magazine!
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