What Everybody Ought to Know About Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Don't cut that roll until you've tried this!

Slice-and-bake cookies are a classic in the kitchen. We don't care if it's a roll of store-bought sugar cookie dough decorated with holiday images or a fresh homemade roll of cookie dough hailing from your grandmother's secret recipe box. They're all great to us. But, did you know that there are secrets to making the perfect roll of cookie dough? With these tips, you will get the roundest, most pristine cookies every time. Slice-and-bake cookies are your new best friend. Check out our sweet tips now:

1. Wrap It Up

Form chilled dough into a log shape using wax or parchment paper. Twist off the ends to make sure everything stays snug in the wrappings. For more festive cookies, sprinkle crushed nuts or sugar over the log as you roll it.

2. Cool Containers

Cylinder containers will help the dough keep its shape. Place each log into a tall glass, vase, or baguette pan and send it to the fridge for chilling. While in the fridge, be sure to rotate the glasses to prevent a flat edge from forming in the dough.

3. On a Roll

Finally time for baking. As you slice, rotate the dough slightly after each cut. The knife pushes down on the dough as you go, so rolling the log prevents the dough from flattening.

These secrets to success will make you a cookie connoisseur! To learn more about slice-and-bake cookies, check out our video below:

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