You know how frustrating it is when you're making cutout cookies and the edges come out a little bit raggedy. After you've gone to the effort to whip up your favorite sugar cookie recipe, you just want the shapes to be clean and crisp so that when you frost them, they look perfect. We get it! Well, there's a very simple way to get clean edges on your cookies, according to TikTok user @bestfriendsforfrosting.
Melissa Johnson, who says she's worked in several bakeries, learned that the easiest way to get clean cookie edges is to dip the cookie cutter in flour before cutting every cookie. This is actually a tip my grandma taught me as well, but for us, it was just a way to ensure that the cookie cutter didn't stick to the dough. However, now that I've heard this tip from Melissa, it makes so much sense as a combo tip! Not only does the flour keep the dough from sticking to the cookie cutter, but it makes for a clean cut and clean edges.
When you're cutting out your cookies, keep a plate with a thin layer of flour handy so you can dip the cookie cutter between each cookie. Before you know it, you'll have the best-looking cookies you've ever seen. Then you can go ahead and frost them for whatever the occasion might be — Halloween, Christmas, or just because!