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National Homemade Cookies Day is October 1!

National Homemade Cookies Day is October 1!

October 01, 2021

Any day can be a homemade cookie day, if you like to bake cookies. 

Cookie Baking Tips
Use these tips to make your next batch of homemade cookies the best batch ever:
  • Most cookie recipes have butter or a fat component. The butter should be soft, but cool, almost room temperature. 
  • Cream the butter and sugar together to create a smooth, fluffy mixture, so the sugar isn’t grainy.
  • Use proper measuring cups for the job.  Liquid measuring cups are larger than the amount needed, clear with lines for visual confirmation of the amount of liquid, and have a spout for pouring. Dry measuring cups are designed to be filled to the top with the exact amount.
  • Use a stand up mixer if you can

If you aren't the type to mix you own cookies, you can still bake them with the break-up cookie!

  • Line metal baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats to prevent the cookies from spreading too far. Or, use a baking stone to have evenly baked cookies every time.
  • Take them out of the oven right as they start to become golden on the edges
  • For a delicious extra hot of flavor, sprinkle course salt on the warm cookies as they cool
  • Let them "set" (aka cool.) They will cook just a little bit more.

Style and serve them on a beautiful serving board, parchment and all, and watch the crowd go wild!