How to Make Cookie Dough Sheets

I recently discovered the art of making dough sheets and I have to say they are a game changer, especially during those busy holiday times. Since I found it to be such a great tool I thought it would be a a good idea to share my process in the hopes that it will help another fellow cookier during the busy season or even for weekly orders. Here are the steps!

First, you want to make your cookie dough as you always do

I like to transfer the dough to a plastic bowl since I usually make a couple batches

Then you want to set out your items to that you use to roll as well as some clean baking sheets and parchment paper

I use two extra large silicone mats to roll my cookie dough that I bought from amazon I will add a link the bottom of this post

I place one silicone mat on my counter top and I place a large parchment sheet over it, I get my sheets in bulk from

I grab a few handfuls of dough enough to make a large ball, and with the palm of my hand I press the dough down just a bit so that it is the shape of an oval. I use half sheets to bake my cookies so I make sure to eyeball the size of sheet to make sure I am not making the dough oval too big

Then I place my second silicone mat over the dough and I use my cookie countess rolling pin, mine is the 5/15 size, to roll out my dough until it is an even sheet of dough

I remove the top silicone mat and I grab opposite corners of the parchment paper and transfer the dough sheet with the parchment paper to a clean sheet pan

I will repeat this step 4 more times and keep adding the dough sheets with parchment paper on top of the previous sheet

I will then place a sheet pan cover over the pan and place in into my refrigerator

I repeat the process until all my dough is sheeted

I will keep my dough refrigerated until I am ready to use it

I usually make my dough the day before I bake

The day I use it I will take it out that morning and let it sit at room temp for about 2 hours before I begin to bake, the longer you let it sit the easier it will be to cut through your dough sheets with your cookie cutters

Since the dough will be semi chilled I bake my cookies for a longer time to make sure they are fully baked

For example, If I do not make dough sheets I will bake my cookies from my dough at room temp between 12 to 14 minutes. For the chilled dough I will bake it from 15 to 17 minutes.


All links to the materials I used will be linked below:

Sheet Pans

Sheet Pan Cover

Parchment Paper

Silicone Rolling Mat

Cookie Countess Rolling Pin 


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