Cookies, Living in Sugar

Tip Tuesday — Cookie Edition

Hello and welcome to Tip Tuesday — Cookie Edition! Today I’m doing a quick round up of tips and tricks when it comes to making cookies. I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?! But sometimes they just don’t come out right or its time consuming to make them — #amiright?

 Tip Tuesday -- Cookie Edition: dove chocolates in chocolate cookies

But when it comes to making the perfect cookie, it doesn’t have to be hard! So lets jump right into how to make the “perfect” cookie.

 Tip Tuesday -- Cookie Edition: Chocolate Chip M&M cookies on a cooling rack

So up first, the ingredients. My first tip is to check the expiration of all the goodies you will need to actually make your favorite cookies. Namely your baking powder and baking soda. No they don’t last forever! So check the expiration date and if its from when N’sync was still together then chuck it and buy some new stuff. Trust me.

baking soda and baking powder

Next up, invest in parchment paper. oh how I love parchment paper. It makes clean up a snap and your cookies will never stick! Parchment paper is infused with silicone so all your goodies will just slide right off. Plus you can reuse it multiple times — so don’t throw it away! Also, don’t confuse it with wax paper though, unless you like eating crayons.

parchment paper

Along the same line as parchment paper a cookie scoop is a must have in my kitchen. It helps your cookies stay uniform, hence cooking evenly, and minimizes the waste of cookie dough. For all that is good in this world, you better be scraping all that cookie dough out of that bowl!

Cookie scoop next to cookies on a sheet tray
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Alright, lets get to some prep techniques. I tend to steer away from cookie recipes that require any chill time, because you know — I want to eat them right away. I have horrible patience. But! there is a time when chilling — or freezing — is a good thing.

For instance, if you are working with a loose dough or maybe you’ve used browned butter and the dough looks soft, 15 minutes in the fridge is plenty to firm up those fats so that your individual cookies don’t turn into a cookie sheet, if you get my drift.

 Tip Tuesday -- Cookie Edition: Chocolate chip M&M cookies on a cookie sheet

I also like to make cookie dough and then scoop it and freeze it so I have cookies on hand to make any time someone unexpected drops by. Or lets face it, when I just want a damn cookie.

 Tip Tuesday -- Cookie Edition: Easy Craisin Oatmeal cookies in a bag

So at the end of the day, cookies are what you make of them so add whatever strikes your fancy! Anything from potato chips to chocolate chips — there is no wrong answer. I’ve left some links down below to some of my favorite recipes both here and else where on the interwebs to get those creative ideas flowing!

Broma Bakery Smores Cookies

Browned Butter Blondies Hazelnut Sandwich cookies

Hummingbird High Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tahini White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

Hope you found this “Tip Tuesday — Cookie Edition” helpful and I’ll see ya next time.

XO ,

Danielle

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