Essentials for Perfect Cookies
Baking is one of my favorite hobbies and I bake cookies more frequently than anything else. I love the aroma of freshly baked cookies in my kitchen. My kids also love to see a big batch of my Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies cooling on my kitchen counter.
In this blog, I’ve put together a list of my favorite baking tools for you to create those perfect cookies. Get your gear together and let’s get baking!
The angled blade on the Wilton Cookie Spatula helps move cookies or brownies with ease. It is perfect for baking special cookies for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion. It is so thin, it removes even the delicate cookies off of baking sheet without messing them up. It is also the perfect size for servicing meatloaf, lasagna, etc. A serious must have for your baking needs.
I recommend using the Wilton Cookie Spatula quite frankly, because of the brand name. I’ve been using the Wilton products and they really “know their stuff” when it comes to baking. This little gadget is well worth the money mostly because it has a sharp front edge on it and lifts the cookies off the baking pan cleanly and easily. It has an easy to grip handle as well. Although the spatula is made of metal, I’ve had no problem with it scratching my cookie sheets.
With the Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Large Classic Cookie Sheet, your baked goods evenly rise due to aluminum’s superior heat conductivity and can be used with or without parchment paper. It is a very nice sheet with great quality and made in the USA. Definitely an excellent utensil for baking and serving your baked treats.
I used this sheet and one of my older sheets to make some sugar cookies and I discovered such a difference. The Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Large Classic Cookie Sheet definitely doesn’t stick when used with a little oil and it does not warp in a hot oven, at least so far.
Cooling or cooking – the choice is yours! Checkered Chef Cooling Rack Baking Rack. Stainless Steel Oven and Dishwasher Safe. Fits Half Sheet Cookie Pan with solid stainless steel construction and no artificial coatings or treatments this rack is safe for using in the oven too! It would fit perfectly into a half-size baking sheet. This one is stainless steel, fits a half-sheet pan perfectly and is designed both for cooling and baking which makes it convenient to place underneath a broiler or on any of the oven racks. This allows me to roast or bake with the juices collecting in the pan, rather than having the food baking in liquid. This gives me crisper textures that are desirable for a lot of vegetarian cooking.
It has the extra set of feet in the middle, this is something I need for both eight or nine-inch cakes that I am cooling most of the time. My old one sagged in the middle. So far this is working great, nothing is sticking to it and it cleans easy.
OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop creates uniformly shaped cookies which bake more evenly. You cannot go wrong with these scoops. Sturdily made and finely honed, these scoops will work for ages without fatiguing your hand.
Once I got the hang of how to fill it evenly, it worked out perfectly. Cookies were evenly sized which led to no burnt cookies. This medium-sized scoop yielded a standard cookie (about 1.5 to 2″ across). If you want something smaller or larger, I would suggest going one size down or up for the scoop. Clean up of the scoop was easy and without fuss. Would definitely recommend this to a friend.
Measuring your ingredients accurately is essential for great results. With your set of Natizo Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, you can relax knowing you will always measure the correct amounts for great results time after time. These measuring spoons are made of very good quality stainless steel and come in 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. You are also given an option to remove individual spoons from the ring. Excellent set of measuring spoons from a company that obviously prides itself in quality.
Accurate measurements are essential for great results when baking. These Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set are really good quality measuring cups, they’re sturdy, and have a good weight to them. These are also very pretty, clean looking stainless steel cups. They fit together well and the ingredient always comes out easily. They are one piece of steel, which makes me feel like they will hold up for a longer time. No rivets or hardware holding it together, just one solid piece. They did come with a chain, but I always remove those because it seems silly to take all the cups out and try to hold all 6 cups when I’m just trying to use one. I’ve hand washed these and put them in the dishwasher, and haven’t had any problems at all. I would definitely recommend these measuring cups to anyone who wants a good set!
The measure, mix, and store in the same container makes for easy preparation and clean up. The Top Rated Bellemain Stainless Steel Non-Slip Mixing Bowls with Lids are nicely engineered bowls. The lip around the edge allows the bowl to be picked up securely. The non-slippery bottom keeps the bowl from sliding easily as the contents are mixed. The plastic tops fit without fuss, though I’m not sure that they’re airtight. The metal thickness is a perfectly matched gauge for their use, neither too heavy, nor too light.
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