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Crazy for Cookies!
Crazy for Cookies!
September 27, 2017 • Posted by Jessica Pontoriero

Cookies are the ultimate sweet treat. So, what's the secret to baking perfect cookies every time? Let Cuisinart be your cookie guide!

Mixing and Measuring Ingredients 

First things first, it is important to properly measure all your ingredients. When measuring dry ingredients, such as flour and sugar, make sure to flatten off the measuring cup with a butter knife. When it comes to measuring liquids, be sure to pour them into a clear plastic or glass measuring cup that is placed flat on your countertop. This will ensure that you add the exact amount of liquids to your cookie batter.

Now, it’s time to mix up your cookie batter! Be careful not to over-mix your cookies. Over-mixing your ingredients can create flat cookies. Also, be sure to follow the recipe’s directions step by step because every cookie is different. For example, for some cookies, you may need to beat the sugar and butter before mixing in the rest of the ingredients. 

Baking Time 

It’s time to place your cookies in the oven to bake! Usually, cookies bake for about 10-12 minutes (depending on the type of cookie and your oven) at 350 degrees. To hold their shape, some cookies need to be chilled before baking; your recipe’s directions will tell you if you need to do so. For baking your cookies, it is best to use a non-stick cookie tray. If you do not have a non-stick cookie tray, line the tray with parchment paper. This will make it easier to remove the cookies when they are finished. You can also use a cookie scoop to measure out the cookies, ensuring that they all bake evenly.

Quick Tips:

  1. Be sure to leave at least 2 inches in-between your cookies when placing them on the cookie tray.
  2. Always make sure that your cookies are completely cooled before decorating with icing.
  3. If you do not wish to bake the cookies right away, you can freeze the dough for up to six months.

Here are some of Cuisinart’s favorite Fall cookie recipes that the whole family will surely enjoy: 

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