Good morning, all! Welcome to another episode of Tuesday Talk …..
…. Tuesday Talk is usually a video post, but due to nasty flu bug making it’s way through I rather spare you watching me for even 5 minutes….. and you’re welcome.
Christmas is just around the corner and lately I have been getting lot of question how to bake perfect cookies …… what are some cookie baking tips I have …..
….. I sat down in my office and I wrote 10 COOKIE BAKING TIPS that will help you bake the most perfect Christmas cookies this year.
10 TIPS TO BAKING THE BEST COOKIES
#1 All baking ingredients should be at room temperature (60-90 minutes minimum). The only exception is butter. Always start with cold butter unless recipe calls for softened or melted butter. Cold butter gives cookies better texture and shape.
#2 When recipe asks for eggs it usually means Grade A large eggs.
#3 Always whisk dry ingredients together before adding them to wet ingredients unless recipe calls for sifting.
#4 Chill cookie dough (best overnight) before baking or rolling it out. Cookie dough will have more body and cookies will rise more.
#5 Keep cookies uniformed by using cookie dough scooper or scale this will help cookies to have the same texture. Keep cookies 2″-3″ apart (depends on the size).
#6 Always keep baking rack in the middle and rotate cookie sheet halfway through baking to ensure even heating.
#7 For best cookies use only best quality ingredients. It makes all the difference.
#8 Always cool baking sheets between baking batches of cookies. If the cookie sheet is warm cookies start baking (melting) before they hit the oven resulting in uneven cookies.
#9 Remove baked cookies from cookie sheet to cooling rack within 1 minute after removing them from the oven to prevent further baking.
#10 Don’t put baked cookies into container unless they are completely cooled. Condensation from warm cookies will make cookies soggy.
Hope this answers some of your questions ….. happy baking. I have a feeling you will have the best tasting and prettiest cookies at the Christmas Cookie Exchange this year.
….. and keep those questions coming ….. I love making lists.
Don’t forget …. Keep Smiling …. Keep Cooking!
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