A while back I was contacted by Ania from Poland regarding my blog. I shouldn’t have been as surprised as I was, with our world almost completely online these days. But she did surprise me. Ania told me she liked my blog, which was sweet, and she wanted to know if I was interested in her product. I normally would have immediately deleted the email, or at least written “thank you but no thank you,” but I was intrigued!
Ania represents the company STODOLA, that engraves rolling pins. I urge you to check these rolling pins out. They make so many different varieties, from puppies and kitties to stars and flowers. I f you want one customized with your logo or photograph, they’ll do that too!
The rolling pin I chose is based on a typical Polish folk design, according to Ania, like the design below.
Check out my rolling pin!
It came with a sugar cookie recipe (the little roll of paper) that Ania assured me was easy! I’m not a baker, but I was really excited about using the rolling pin!!!
8 ounces/230 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 ounces/175 grams confectioner’s sugar
1 egg, at room temperature
1.5 – 3 teaspoons extract
1 teaspoon salt
14 ounces/400 grams all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C.
Begin my mixing the butter and sugar together well.
Add the egg and extract and mix well. I used vanilla extract.
Use a sieve to add the flour so there are no lumps. I added a fourth of the flour at a time, blending well after each addition. The salt is in the flour.
Have some extra flour and confectioner’s sugar for rolling the dough.
Roll, emboss and cut cookies into desired shapes, dusting with flour as necessary.
Bake cookies until tops appear dry rather than shiny.
The recipe is foolproof, although I chilled the dough a little before rolling.
What I also like is that the cookies aren’t too sweet.
Stodola claims that the secret to successful cookies using the rolling pin is to preheat the oven, and apply the right amount of pressure on the dough.
note: Stodola also makes mini rolling pins for children!
Stodola is on Facebook, too.