Having Fun Baking Cookies!

Baking Cookies

Baking cookies is one of the most enjoyable things you can do in your kitchen. Everyone loves the smell of fresh baked cookies right out of the oven.

Easy Baking Techniques For Baking Cookies

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Baking cookies is fun and a great way to get closer to your family. It also serves as a great activity for you to do with the kids when they are old enough to know how to mix ingredients. The first thing that you need to do is to gather the necessary ingredients for the recipe. If you want to make a chocolate chip cookie recipe, then you will need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, butter, vanilla, baking soda, eggs, salt, and chocolate chips. If you want to make a sugar recipe, then you will need the following ingredients: flour, sugar, milk, eggs, salt, and powdered sugar

Gather Your Ingredients, Then Start Baking!

Now that you have these ingredients, all you have to do is to combine them and mix them into the dough. It is recommended to use a stand mixer, this will help make sure that the dough is really well blended. Make sure that your butter and your eggs are at room temperature and check to the expiration date on the baking soda and baking powder.

Once you have made the dough, you will now start to roll it out to form a round or oblong shape. This will give your cookies the desired shape. Heat your oven to the temperature called for in the recipe and make sure that the oven is at the correct temperature.  Don’t use lower or higher oven temps unless you really know what you are doing.

Some cookies doughs, such as chocolate chip cookies, will benefit by spending some time in the refrigerator, up to one hour before you use the dough.  Quality cookies require quality cookie sheets.  Non-stick sheets work well, so do aluminum sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.  Bake your cookies for the time called for in the recipe.  Some cookies, like chocolate chip, will brown while others, like sugar cookies, won’t.  Don’t over bake your treats, they will continue to bake a bit after you take them out of the oven.  Let them cool for a bit on the cookie sheet, then carefully use your spatula to move them to a cooling rack.

Keep Your Cookies Fresh After Baking

Keeping your cookies fresh requires you to make sure that they are well covered and protected from airflow. You can purchase storage containers and use them to store your cookies in. Most of these containers are already in your kitchen, they can be plastic or glass and can go into the freezer for longer storage.

Baking meringue cookies requires you to use special ingredients. The main ingredients that you will be using for these cookies are eggs, butter and sugar. The rest of the ingredients that you will be using to make your cookies come together in the form of a cookie, include vanilla extract, brown sugar and powdered sugar.