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For the past two years, students and staff from Johnson & Wales University have come to my kitchen to help make the dough for more than 750 cookies for my December Drop In & Decorate® party.
It's a lot of dough to be rolled out, by lots of different people.
The problem: how to get all of the dough to be a uniform thickness, so all the cookies will (a) bake in the same amount of time, and (b) be sturdy enough to hold lots of icing?
The solution: rolling pin bands!
Two color-coded rubber bands slip onto opposite ends of your rolling pin (any standard size/shape of rolling pin) to provide 1/16", 1/8", 1/4" or 3/8" thickness of dough. I use the 1/4" size (green) for our sugar cookies.
If you're planning an event and will enlist several bakers to make cookies at home, give each one a set of the same size rolling pin bands along with the same sugar cookie recipe, and all of the cookies will be exactly the same.