It’s what @CloudyKitchen proudly calls the “cookie scoot,” and it’s here to save the day. First, grab a round cookie cutter slightly larger than the cookie itself. Once you pull the sheet out of the oven, don’t waste any time before placing the cutout around each cookie and giving it a little shimmy. Since the cookies are still piping hot, the dough is still just pliable enough to form to the shape of the cookie cutter, giving your sweets that perfect rounded bakery-style edge.
Kitchn notes that while this hack is blowing up on TikTok, it’s best to stick with the OG method of using an oversized biscuit or cookie cutter. Some other bakers have gotten resourceful with upside down ceramic mugs or cups, but if you decide to get innovative, be careful. If the cutout is too small, you may end up with an even more misshapen cookie than before.
One commenter on @CakeMoss’s viral TikTok thanked her for sharing this well-kept cookie secret, saying that “nothing will make my [mother-in-law] more angry than me bringing perfectly rounded cookies to every occasion.” If you didn’t have another solid reason to give this easy TikTok hack a whirl, then now you just might — the power of a perfectly rounded cookie knows no bounds.