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The trouble with shaping cookie dough from a log . . .

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The trouble with shaping cookie dough from a log . . .

La Dolce Vita | Jun 13, 2006 04:44 PM

I have a recipe for making chocolate wafers. The cookies are shaped by rolling the dough into a log, chilling it, cutting slices, and baking.

The advantage of the "dough-log" technique is that I don't have to mess around with cookie cutters, re-rolling scraps, etc. It's fast, and easy.

The drawback is that I can never get the cookies to look round and uniform. There's always a flat side where the log was sitting on the refrigerator shelf. Plus, I have difficulty with getting an even thickness down the length of the log.

I want to produce uniformly round cookies. Is there a company that sells cyliders with plungers, so that you pack the dough in, then push it out with the plunger and slice? I've seen a star- and heart-shaped cylinder in Sweet Celebrations catalog, but it is sold as a way to make novel tea-breads. I haven't seen just a plain round one.

Any advice or suggestions is appreciated!

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