i know a normal person would just get in the car and go buy one. but i'm not normal (in case this is your first time reading this blog), and i don't own a car, and on top of that, i just didn't feel like going back out into the world that day. so i did what any non-normal person in my predicament would do: i improvised.
in case there's anyone else out there who can't justify the expense of a rolling pin to make a few batches of cookies once a year, here's a tutorial on making your own rolling pin. just like macgyver would do.
1. Get a large (750mL) beer bottle, my seasonal favorite being the Trader Joe's Reserve Ale (brewed by Unibroue! Half the price!). Will also work with a wine bottle, although I strongly recommend skipping step 2 prior to baking.