Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin

Have you ever longed to have perfectly uniform 1/4 inch thick dough? Or some other thickness? Thanks to the Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin, I now have *exactly* 1/4 inch thick sugar cookie dough, and I couldn't be more pleased!

My newly-uniform dough comes courtesy of this rolling pin I found at a T.J. Maxx at the beach last year. I'd been casually looking for a new rolling pin, but it had not occurred to me there might be one that could automatically ensure the right height of dough!

This one comes with three sets of disks, which helpfully attach right on the rolling pin, and you can select dough heights of 1/16 inch, 1/4 inch or 3/8 inch.

Sugar cookie dough, of course, needs to be 1/4 inch thick. I simply attached the discs for the 1/4 inch height of dough on each end, locked them in place, and my dough rolled out in no time flat. (Flat. No time flat. Get it? Oh, never mind.) With the discs set at 1/4 inch, I knew that once my dough was smoothly rolled out under the rolling pin, I had perfect 1/4 inch thick dough. I was amazed how quickly I was able to cut out cookies with this simple time-saving rolling pin!

Thanks to this new gadget, I ended up with some of the most perfectly cut sugar cookie dough ever—and it didn't cost a lot of dough, either. My rolling pin was $9.99 at T.J. Maxx, but I see on the Joseph Joseph web site that the rolling pin has now been redesigned with an extra set of discs, and all are color coded according to size. Since I just wanted perfect 1/4 inch dough I'm quite content with my rolling pin as-is, and if you should need a new one, I enthusiastically endorse the Joseph Joseph brand!

11 comments:

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

What a fantastic invention! Why didn't we think of that years ago?!? I am always amazed at what you find at TJ Maxx. And at not much "dough", too. LOL

amherstrose said...

Hi Angela,

Your cookies look fantastic and it does make it so much easier to roll the dough out to the proper thickness. I wanted to use my Mom's rolling pin to do this, so I found the rings that can be used on any rolling pin. They work great too.

You can google Rolling Pin Rings to find them at various sources.

Happy Baking with your new rolling pin. Wish I had one of those cookies with my tea right now!

Rosemary said...

Clever! I needed this when my 9 y/o nephew was helping with our Christmas sugar cookies... we had some very thick and some amazingly thin cookies! We ate them all!

relevanttealeaf said...

What a great idea. So many gadgets are available to make cooking and baking easier and better.

Deb said...

I love your little cookie plate, too.

parTea lady said...

That is a clever and useful baking tool. Your teapot cookies do look perfect.

Nancy Carr said...

I have to get one of these. Thanks for letting us know.

Ginger said...

What a neat idea. So much better than using the wood slats.

Joy said...

Nothing flat... Got it! :-) what a nifty idea!

Marilyn said...

What a clever idea. If I ever walk into TJMaxx I will be looking for this.

Lavender Cottage said...

Angela, this is a nifty rolling pin. I treated myself to a marble one, had been using the wood variety I received at my wedding shower.
Judith