How To Shape a Cookie
- Use a teaspoon to scoop out a small mound of cookie dough. It should be about the size of a grape, but don’t worry about being too exact.
- Gently roll the cookie dough in the center of you flat (clean!) palms to form a round little ball. Roll it around 5 or 6 times, working quickly to keep the dough from getting too warm between your hands (which could cause the butter to start melting, making your cookies greasy).
- Place the cookie dough ball on the baking sheet. With your pointer finger, lightly press down on the top of the cookie to flatten the top slightly.
- Repeat with the rest of the dough, being careful not to place the cookie dough balls too close together on the baking sheet so they have room to bake (the width of two or three fingers is good). Now the cookies are ready to bake!