Welcome to Tuesday's Tips - where I share just a little tidbit with you that I hope you'll find useful.
Have you ever made sugar cookies and wished that you could achieve mirror images?
I have. Many times. Like with these chicks. Why do they all have to face the same direction?
And the pink and orange bunnies below. They're headed in the same direction as the chicks.
Where's everyone going? What's over there?
I like things symmetrical. Always have. Whatever's happening on the left, the opposite should be happening on the right. Right? Kinda like this . . .
Aaaahhhhh. That's more like it. Symmetry. Reverse image cookies. I feel better.
Asymmetry just doesn't sit right with me.
To get mirror image cookies. . .
You want to just flip the cutter over, but most have that seam for strength on one edge.
You could decorate the bottoms of the baked cookies, but they're not as smooth as the tops and the edges square off differently.
So how do you create mirror images?
Cut out your shapes as usual with the sharp edge of the cutter. Then . . . . . flip half of the dough shapes over and put them on the baking sheet and into the oven.
Am I the last one to know?