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Published January 14, 2011 | By raegal
Baking cookies to give as favors at a wedding, shower, or other event can be a great way to get people involved. Instead of trying to do it all yourself, divide up the work so that it becomes a party in and of itself! It’s actually very simple to create cookie favors that look like they took much more time than they did. Here are some tips to get you started. You’ll need a good basic sugar cookie recipe if you’re making rolled cookies with cookie cutters. This recipe from allrecipes.com is easy and takes few ingredients. BASIC SUGAR COOKIES 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 5 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt DIRECTIONS: 1.
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Published January 7, 2011 | By raegal
Confused by all the names out there for what we used to call cookie sheets? There’s AirBake, non stick, French steel and more. If you just want to bake a great batch of cookies, you don’t really care about fancy names, but you should know which sheets will get you the best results. Take a look at the differences between AirBake and non stick cookie sheets. These two are the ones you’ll most likely encounter in the stores and will want to have some idea about. AirBake AirBake cookie sheets are a relatively new invention. These cookie sheets work wonders when it comes to keeping cookies from burning. If you’re the type of baker who always gets frustrated by burnt bottoms and gooey tops, these are the pans for you. The reason they
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Published December 24, 2010 | By raegal
A baker is only as good as his or her tools. If you have rusty old bent-up cookie sheets, then perhaps it’s time to go out shopping for some new ones. Having the right cookie sheets can make all the difference between burnt or undercooked cookies and bakery-fresh cookies that look, smell, and taste amazing. Aluminum Aluminum baking pans are a favorite for many reasons. Their light color makes it less likely that your cookies will burn. They don’t scratch as easily as Teflon will. However, they will require greasing most times. And if you leave them in the oven too long with cooking spray on them, they will develop a sleek, greasy, burnt area where the cooking spray has crusted over. This makes for ugly cookie sheets. But you can still
Published December 17, 2010 | By raegal
Kids love to help out in the kitchen. Children of every age love the rewards of helping bake their very own cookies. And it’s a special time to make memories with mom, dad, friends or grandparents. Cookie gifts are perfect for any occasion! Perhaps you’re envisioning a kitchen dusted with flour on every surface and a mixer gone mad with splashed batter. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have fun with the kids and still keep order and bake some tasty results. Start off by asking everybody to wash their hands with soap and hot water. Remind everyone that hygiene is of the utmost importance when baking. Ask anyone with long hair to tie it back and you do the same. Give everyone an apron so they can feel like official cookie bakers. Remind
Published December 10, 2010 | By raegal
You can enjoy fortune cookies at home at any time if you make them yourself. You don’t have to wait to go to a Chinese restaurant when it’s this easy to bake them at home. Have confidence in your abilities. A few simple folds will create this complicated-looking cookie! Here is the ingredient list from About.com listing exactly what you will need: Fortune Cookies 2 large egg whites 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 teaspoons water Those are pretty standard ingredients for any fortune cookie recipe. You can also add flavors like chocolate
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