Not only did I learn to count (turning a dough log into 12 pieces is easier said than done apparently), but I learned to cut dough without smooshing it! A valuable lesson for those of you who are making Christmas cookies and want them all the same size (from a roll you make or buy)!!
Another thing I just learned... "smooshing" is not a word. Who knew?! Thanks red squiggle, I'm using it anyway.
So I video taped this for you too... but you have to promise not to make fun of my man voice and the fact that I sound like my 4,000 lb body just ran up a flight of stairs. I'm not sure why I was breathing so hard!
And I recorded it on my phone since my camera is out of space and I don't have the heart to delete any pictures or the motivation to buy a new memory card. Dang.
I had to talk quietly since Kylie was napping so written instructions are below the video (in case you don't understand my rambling).
So take your dough ball/log and lay it on a lightly floured surface so you can get your thread under it.
Grab a spool of thread and take off about 1 yard.
Fold the thread in half.
Slide it under the dough to the point where you want to cut.
Cross the sides over each other once.
In a relatively quick motion, pull the sides tight so you once again have a straight piece of thread and your dough is sliced (sans smooshing).