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May 25, 2009 08:31 AM

smooth surface w. rolling pins

will a french tapered rolling pin help me get a smooth, even surface on my rolled cookies? would a silcone rolling pin be my best bet for ease of cleaning and good results?

i have a small wooden rolling pin with handles and after my rolled cookies are baked, there are obvious bumps in the surface (even though i can't see the bumps before they go in the oven). any tips on rolling dough to prevent the uneven surface would be appreciated too.

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  1. Are the cookies domed after baking or is there uneven spots irregularly placed?

    2 Replies
    1. re: Kelli2006

      no to both questions. it's more a variation in the thickness of the dough. i've seen rolling pins rings are tools people use to get the same thickness all around. are those helpful?

      1. re: superfinespot

        Silicone rolling pin rings can be very useful, but with time you can achieve the same result w/o the fuss. I like to roll doughs on parchment so I can turn it 90° and even out the variations.