Cookie Decorating Tip: Straight Lines

This past weekend I was making some sample Valentine’s Day cookies and I needed very straight lines to create a dotted Swiss look.valentine heart cookie
First, I thought to use a ruler marking the cookie with an edible pen but using a ruler is cumbersome and I didn’t want hard contact on the cookie. I decided to place a string over the cookie and secure the ends with tape on my pastry board. The string acted as my guideline. For every new row of dots I slid the cookie up each time.

valentine heart cookie
It worked out great.
I just eyeballed how far apart to make the dots. If I wanted to get exact I could have used a soft tape measure but the thinness of the string allowed me to see more of the cookie surface as I went along.
Not a fancy trick but it worked for me. 🙂

Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

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  1. These look adorable! Hope you have a great Tuesday doll. Kori xoxo

  2. WOW! Looks SO great!!!!

  3. Your cookies are always so gorgeous! I wish I could do that!

  4. Blondie ~ Thanks. Same to you! 🙂

    Muffy ~ Thank you. Another beautiful day in sunny SoCal, right? 🙂

    Seersucker Scrapper ~ You can do it! I’m beginning another blog to show others how to do this too. I hope you’ll join it when it’s up. Thank you for the nice compliment. 🙂

  5. you’re an artist, a cookie chef extraordinaire!

  6. You seriously need to do a little book of “tricks” that have worked for you! And sell it!! You are so clever and talented. I am definitely following your new blog of “How To”. xoxo

  7. Looks delish!!! that is a great tip.. thanks for sharing..xo HHL

  8. Again, your talents amaze me. Those are simply beautiful cookies. Want to ship some to NC? I have a post coming out later in the week that may make you chuckle since I’m the complete opposite of your baking talents. It may be Thursday. Not sure yet…depending on the time with the kids. My daughter is tapping at the keys right now.

  9. Brilliant! And looks delicious!
    Pretty in pink.
    xo Cathy

  10. They look perfect! I can’t wait for your new blog, that will be great! Have a nice week…:)

  11. The images are really excellent.

  12. Great tip but my cookie decorations never quite look like the examples. Yours are gorgeous!!

  13. What great tips! One day I will be able to make cookies as pretty as yours!!!

  14. Well now that is just gorgeous!! Presh blog missy 😉