One of the joys of the holidays is sitting under a blanket, watching TV and scarfing down more fresh cookies than a Cookie Monster eating montage. My parents' living room turns into a blast zone for crumbs for about a week.
But to make that joy happen, someone has to bake all those cookies. That's usually my mother with an assist by my brother. Mom spends several hours over several days following recipes and filling cooling racks. But here's a quick shortcut to bypass all those cutouts: An engraved rolling pin that turns dough into dozens of cookies in just a few seconds.