Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Snow Days and Rolling Pins
Got up and made sugar cookies before the dough-stealing, cookie-thieving kids got up. Good thing they still can't figure out where I hide the cookies!
Rolled cookies can be tricky as inconsistent thickness leads to varying baking times and inconsistent results. I use the yellow 1/8 inch rolling pin bands for my sugar cookies. They bake exactly 8 minutes, and they all turn out the same.
Last year, a neighbor asked to borrow my rolling pin and was shocked to learn it should not go in the dishwasher. I've attached a site with info on how to care for wooden rolling pins.
They say you can wash it in the dish sink...but I was taught to NEVER submerse it in water. I prefer fresh hot soapy water and a well-wrung wash cloth. My rolling pin has been rolling along that way for about 30 years.