Top Tips for Baking Cookies - dummies

Top Tips for Baking Cookies

By Carole Bloom, CCP

Part of Cookies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Baking cookies is fun right? It is if you take the time to prepare yourself and your kitchen. Go through these steps to help you get set up and make great cookies:

  • Set aside enough time to enjoy the cookie-baking experience.

  • Read through each recipe thoroughly so you know what to do.

  • Check to make sure that you have all the ingredients needed to make the recipes you choose.

  • Prepare the ingredients by measuring them and do other steps that may be needed, such as chopping nuts or grinding spices.

  • Assemble the necessary equipment.

  • Make sure that your workspace is clean and organized.

  • Preheat the oven before baking.

  • Leave space between cookies on the cookie sheet so that they have room to spread as they bake.

  • Don’t forget to set the timer when the cookies are in the oven.

  • Let the cookies cool completely before storing them.

  • Taste to make sure that you’re satisfied with the results of your baking efforts.