As any baker knows, rolling dough can quickly become a sticky situation. Cookie dough can be especially difficult to work with because recipes often call for the dough to be rolled thin – which makes pick up and transfer of cut-out cookies tricky.
Next time you’re rolling cookie dough, try this tip: Roll the dough out between two sheets of waxed paper to your preferred thickness, cut out all your cookies and try picking up one. If it doesn’t come out easily, replace the top sheet of waxed paper with a clean piece, carefully turn the whole thing over, and peel off the waxed paper that’s now on the top. It should be easier to pick up cut-out cookies with your fingers or a thin spatula to place on the cookie sheet.