It’s the holiday cookie season. If you’re like us, your schedules are busy, parties are planned, and baking is on the to-do list. We’ve collected fantastic tips for baking cookies that we found in blogs, cookbooks, comments, a tweet here or there, and from experience over the years.
· Store different flavored cookies separately. Storing them together can change the flavors and textures of the cookies.
· Unless the directions specify, space cookies two inches apart on baking sheet to allow for spreading.
· Same size and shape equals even baking time.
· Heavy aluminum baking sheets create the most evenly baked cookies. Dark sheets might result in darker or burnt cookies. Insulated baking sheets may take longer to bake and cookies will not crisp.
· Bake cookies at the minimum bake time. If additional time is needed, watch them very carefully. It’s better to have a slightly under-baked cookie than an overdone one.
· Baked cookies can usually keep in a freezer for months in airtight containers or zippered bags.
Do you have any tips for baking the perfect cookie?
1 cup Coach’s Oats®
2 cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 cup honey
1 cup unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Beat honey and butter together. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- In a separate bowl mix flour, oats, baking soda and salt. Stir wet mixture into the dry. Fold in nuts and chocolate chips. Chill dough for 20 minutes in the freezer. Drop rounded tablespoon sized. balls on un-greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
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Cat@ Breakfast to Bed says
get thee a silpat and ditch airbake style cookie sheets, you never get a good brown on them. Also, butter is great, but if the recipe calls for a lot of it, try earth balance sticks, they don't spread as much.
Coach's Oats says
Great tips! Thanks for sharing Cat! Your Chocolate Cherry Almond Cookies look great! http://breakfasttobed.com/?p=1712
My cookies are coming out beautiful by using parchment paper. I tried the recipe on the bag of Coach’s Oats and they turned out lousy…went back to using old fashioned oats and a new recipe….maybe this recipe is different than the one I used so I’ll give it a try! I LOVE Coach’s Oats for breakfast.
Coach Lizzy says
Donna, thanks for stopping by! Parchment paper sure makes cleanup a breeze. Definitely feel free to try out this recipe and any of our other recipes on the blog under our “cookies” category. Thanks for being a fan!