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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cookie Baking Tips

School will soon be out and afternoon snacks will be what hungry kids and adults alike will be craving Here are a few tips to make delicious cookies:

  • Make the right choice when it comes to baking sheets. Shiny, heavy aluminum foil is what you are looking for if you want the perfect cookie. The cookie sheets with no sides are perfect to easily slide cookies onto a cooling racks and makes it easier while baking cookies. Dark cookie sheets absorb heat more often and cause cookies to brown too much on the bottom, non stick baking sheets that are not too dark work well, insulated baking sheets often take a bit longer to bake.
  • Knowing how to grease baking sheets helps to improve cooking baking as well. Best choices for this are cooking spray or solid shortening. Tub butter or margarine products labeled as spread should not be used to grease baking sheets. Likewise, reduced calorie and liquid spreads should be avoided as well.
  • Parchment paper can be used rather than greasing the baking sheet. Using parchment paper helps to ensure even baking
  • Cooking one sheet of cookies at a time in the middle of the oven on the middle rack If this is not possible and you need to bake more than one at a time then rotate the sheets from the top rack to the bottom rack halfway through baking to encourage even browning
  • check at the baking time and then watch for over doneness. In between batches cool baking sheet and wipe with paper towel before reusing
  • Run out of baking racks? Place sheet of wax paper on counter and sprinkle with sugar cookies will cool without getting soggy

I hope these tips help you make scrumptious cookies for all to enjoy


  1. Thanks for those tips!!!!! I love to bake cookies!

  2. Great tips! I think cooling the sheet between uses is what I'm worst about!


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