Flattened Cookies

When a recipe instructs me to flatten cookie dough with a sugar-dipped glass, I put the sugar aside and place waxed or parchment paper over the portions of dough on the baking sheet. As I flatten the cookies, the paper prevents the dough from sticking to the glass and easily lifts away when I’m done. Then I sprinkle sugar, if needed, over the treats before popping them in the oven. —Marie Yatso, Louisville, Kentucky