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Houston Woman's "Cookie Thing" Transforms Baking

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During the holidays, families everywhere dream of making the perfect cookies. Then flour goes everywhere, the dough sticks and the cookies are uneven.  Houston bond broker turned inventor, Susan Butler, says she has the solution.

She's just invented "The Cookie Thing," a roller with four different sized measuring boards made out of maple wood. 

"The 1/4 inch is very commonly used for all cookies.  Some people like their cookies crisp so you could do 1/8th of an inch.  The 1/8th of an inch is the greatest because I've seen more people make pies now who never made pies before," said Butler.

Butler came up with the idea while teaching underserved women how to bake for profit.  She looked and looked but couldn't find the right tool for both size and taste until Butler's husband made her idea come to life.

"It is a solution for that.  It is also a solution for making the cookie taste better because when you dont use too much flour and you don't roll too much, you let the gluten relax and the cookie will be light and delicate," said Butler.

Butler is now getting national recognition from places like Williams Sonoma and The Food Network. 

"What I'd really love to do is sell the license and get the royalities to give back to charity because that way I can continue doing what i'm donig.  I can feel good knowing not only did I help them bake but I continued to help other underserved people with the product."


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