The Best Way to Bake Cookies
If you don’t know me “in real life,” you may not know that I love to bake cookies. Now that you know this, you probably want to know me “in real life” so you can sample the cookies. Amiright?
Well here are a few little insider secrets for the best way to bake cookies, a technique I perfected over the weekend on my family-famous red velvet chocolate chip cookies.
1. Find excellent assistants
Grab your boyfriend, your child, your not-yet sister-in-law, or in this case, your two oldest nieces and show them the cookie ropes!
2. Get in the cookie-baking mood
We mentally prepared for cookie-baking by reading a fun book together. It’s called The Day the Crayons Quit and you. need. this. book. I don’t care how old you are. You need it! It’s hilarious.
3. Excellent cookies require an excellent recipe
99% of my cookie recipes come from the How Sweet It Is blog. If you haven’t made Jessica’s cookies, you haven’t lived. I haven’t found a bad cookie recipe on there yet.
4. Prepare all of your ingredients ahead of time
Don’t forget the darling nieces and an apron or oversized shirt to protect their cute clothes from getting dirty!
5. When it comes to baking, precision measuring is key
…except for chocolate chips which can be measured in heaping 4- and 6-year-old handfuls.
6. Clean up while cookies are baking
We prefer this method:
7. For heavenly results, remove cookies from oven when they look underbaked
They’ll continue to bake on the pan, plus this is how you get soft cookies!
8. Always sample your work. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite cookie to eat or bake? Do you have any pointers for fabulous cookie results?