There’s a shop on Etsy selling rolling pins with all kinds of patterns; you can also ask for a custom design to be made for you. As regular readers might know, when I get married in June I will be Mrs Cowe – and I am already embracing my inner cow!
This rolling pin lets you make very simple cookies and then imprint the design on them which is so cute. I decided to make sugar cookies flavoured with butterscotch to try the rolling pin out.
The basic sugar cookie recipe is:
225g butter, softened
110g caster sugar
275g plain flour
And I added 1 tsp of butterscotch flavouring
Preheat oven to 180C. Cream the butter and sugar, fold in the flour and add the flavouring. You should have a pliable dough – roll out on a lightly floured surface.
You can’t use the textured rolling pin for the initial rolling as you can’t go backwards and forwards over the dough or the pattern won’t work. So instead I used a regular rolling pin – but remember to roll out the dough to slightly thicker than you actually want it, as you are going to roll it again with the textured rolling pin.
I found I needed to press quite hard with the textured rolling pin to get enough of an indent that would still show up properly when the cookies were in the oven.
Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. The easiest way to move the cookies onto your baking sheet is with a palette knife which is a handy tool to have for decorating cakes as well.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown and leave to cool. It’s a little hard to see the cow pattern on the cookies from certain angles but it is very visible – I gave these to my fiancé and he didn’t spot the pattern straight away but when he did, he thought it was really cool!
I’m considering giving these out at my wedding which we have nicknamed Cowefest!
I'm sending these to Alphabakes, the blog challenge I co-host with Ros of The More Than Occasional Baker. She has chosen the letter C this month.