Ever wonder how your favorite food blogger always seems to get picture perfect chocolate chip cookies that are all completely uniform? Well, it’s not so much about what happens before the treats get baked, but afterwards. A simple hack using a cookie cutter once they come out of the oven will give you a tray of perfectly round cookies each and every time!
Most recipes will call for shaping the batter with your fingers or even an ice cream scoop so the cookies will take on a round form. Although that step works to evenly portion the batter on the sheet tray, things like the baking temperature and over-mixing the ingredients can cause them to spread out and look slightly uneven.
Though cookies cutters are mainly used for sugar cookies and gingerbread men during the holidays, round ones can also work to mold cookies such as chocolate chip, peanut butter, or snickerdoodles into perfect circular disks.
Because the cookies will still be slightly soft when they first come out of the oven, they’ll be easy to mold into a round shape before they cool down and start to set. Take a look to see how you can use this hack the next time you’re baking a batch of mouth-watering cookies.
How to Make Perfectly Round Cookies
First, prepare your favorite homemade cookie recipe (there’s so many to choose from!) and bake them for the suggested time. When the cookies are done, take them out of the oven and use a round cookie cutter that’s slightly wider than the cookie to gently form each one into a more even circular shape while they’re still on the baking sheet. If you don’t have a set of cookie cutters (Buy at Walmart, $8.16) lying around, then a mug, Mason jar ring, or a glass will do the trick.
You can see exactly how it works in Cake Moss‘ TikTok below:
Try to work quickly so that the cookies don’t get a chance to cool down before you’ve molded them. Then comes the best part: Stack the cookies on a plate to show off their perfectly round shape and enjoy on their own or with a glass of milk.
This is one of the many simple ways you can channel your inner master baker at home and impress the lucky cookie recipients, whether you’re doing a cookie exchange or baking sweet treats for friends and family.
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