1. Microplane Zester/Grater
The best thing about this little microplane is that it's narrow enough to get into small spaces.
If I didn't have a microplane, these cookies would have NEVER lined up. And even now that I look at them, I should have done't shaved off a bit more!
2. Bench Scraper for Bumpy Cookies
Are you cookies a little bumpy when they come out of the oven?
I use my bench scraper on warm cookies to flatten them out. While the cookies are still warm, run your bench scrapper, fondant smoother or even a flat spatula over it. I like that my bench scraper is metal and heats up a little. I think it may help with the smoothing. Or it's all in my little mind...
Just place onto and run it over, side to side a few times. You have to work quickly before they cool down.
See, nice and smooth. I hope you can see. :) This REALLY helps when you are flooding a cookie and you don't want the icing to fall off the sides.
This is my bench scrapper. You can purchase it HERE.
The Bearfoot Baker also has a great blog post about it HERE!