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I bake a lot of cookies and over the years I’ve discovered a few tools that make cookie baking so much easier. These essential baking tools are ones that everyone should have in their kitchen – and most of them do double duty!

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overhead shot of cookie sheet with silpat, cookie scoop, measuring cups, measuring spoons, rolling pin

My favorite tool is a stand mixer because it’s truly a workhorse, but it can be expensive. A hand mixer will do just fine for your cookie needs. Here are my favorite mixer choices:

stack of 4 chocolate chip cookies with one cut in half

Baking is a science and we need to make sure that every ingredient is exact. Professional bakers use kitchen scales, but the rest of use use measuring cups and spoons. I like to have a few different sets so one is always clean!

If you buy ONE tool, buy cookie scoops!

christmas shaped cookies with frosting decorating the cookies

Tools for Rolling and Decorating

Making sugar cookies? Then you’ll want some extra tools to make cutout shapes and fun decorations!

XL Bakery Style Peanut Butter Cookies

These thick Peanut Butter Cookies are a peanut butter lover’s dream! They are thick, chewy, and loaded with peanut butter chips in every bite. Serve these big peanut butter cookies with a big glass of milk for the best experience! BEST Thick Peanut Butter Cookies Sometimes there’s nothing better than the classics, and one of…

Tools Needed for Baking

To bake cookies you need cookie sheets! Almost any cookie sheet will do, but these are my favorite because they’re affordable but work well and last. Plus, I never bake directly on the cookie sheet: I always use parchment or silicone baking mats.

Mom’s Russian Tea Cookies

These are my Mom’s Famous Russian Tea Cakes! They’re the perfect classic Christmas cookie and we’ve been making them for my entire life. You can make these easy cookies in no time. The most popular name for these are Snowball Cookies but they’re the same recipe and everyone loves them. My mom gets several requests…

Dorothy Kern

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  1. 1. You forgot to recommend a Fork to put the lines on the Peanut Butter Cookies in your photo!

    2. You forgot Baking Racks to Cool the Pans after they come out of the Oven

    3. You forgot Oven Mitts

    Otherwise a nicely outlined article 😘