Help With A Wilton Giant Gingerbread Boy Cookie Pan

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I've had this Wilton brand cookie pan for years.

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It makes uber cute cookies for gifts. They're fun to decorate.

Here's my problem that I'm looking for help with:

EVERY time I get these air pockets, holes on the decorative side ONLY!
I know it doesn't seem like a big thing, but I feel it's taking away from the
overall appearance of the cookie.
I'm pressing the semi-firm dough into the pan with both my fingers
and the back of a metal measuring cup really well.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
 

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I've had this Wilton brand cookie pan for years.

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It makes uber cute cookies for gifts. They're fun to decorate.

Here's my problem that I'm looking for help with:

EVERY time I get these air pockets, holes on the decorative side ONLY!
I know it doesn't seem like a big thing, but I feel it's taking away from the
overall appearance of the cookie.
I'm pressing the semi-firm dough into the pan with both my fingers
and the back of a metal measuring cup really well.
WHAT AM I DOING WRONG?
Just a guess, but after you fill it, are you giving it a few good slams on the countertop to knock the air bubbles out?
 

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Just a guess, but after you fill it, are you giving it a few good slams on the countertop to knock the air bubbles out?
NO!
Excellent idea TastyReuben I hadn't thought of that, I do that with my cakes ... but ... this a semi-firm dough and not a batter.
What do you think?
 

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Can't hurt. I make a French apple cake that's a very thick batter, nearly a cookie dough, and I smack that down, just out of habit.
Okay then, will do!
I'm probably going to make another round (each recipe makes 2 giant gingerbread boys).
 

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from the realm of stranger things . . .

do you soften the butter to room temp before mixing?

butter has a percentage of water - if you have mini-chunkettes of butter in the mix, as the temp rises the water turns to steam and makes bubbles . . .
a trick I picked up from 'the perfect bundt cake' journey.....
 

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Have you tried looking at the Wilton discussion boards to see if there is an answer for the problem? They were quite helpful to me when i was trying a new cake decorating technique in the past.
I didn't know that there was such a thing medtran49 ... I'll see if I can find that, Mahalo, thanks!
 
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