What to see someone smile? Hand them a cookie!
School’s Out! What better way to celebrate than baking cookies with your kids. This post includes lots of cookie recipes with pictures.
Cookies just make everyone smile. Have you ever seen someone frown when baking or eating a cookie? I just mention the word cookies, and I get “helpers” coming from everywhere with a great big smile. My older teens mainly hang out to eat the cookie dough when I am not looking. I do not care. At least, they are hanging out with me in the kitchen, and they do help some. My youngest daughter and my special needs son, Caleb, are my serious bakers and a lot of help. They do get upset with the older ones for sneaking cookie dough, but we have lots of fun baking cookies. We bake so many cookies that I had to get a new mixer for Christmas. I can now mix up two batches of cookies easily without straining my mixer. I have plenty to put in the freezer. I use an ice cream scoop and scoop out cookie dough on a baking sheet. Next, I freeze the baking sheet with the cookie dough on it. After the cookie dough freezes. I place the cookie dough balls in gallon zip-lock freezer bags. You can find more details and pictures on freezing cookie dough here
I hope you enjoy this collection of cookie recipes from my blog and from some of my favorite bloggers.
Cookie Baking Tip
- Whip the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.
- Do not over mix the flour! Mix it into the shortening, butter, and sugars just until blended.
- Use parchment paper – I love it when baking. Once you remove the cookies from the oven, just slide the parchment paper off the baking sheet with the cookies still on it. This will allow them to cool.
- Use an ice cream scoop when scooping out your cookies. This way they will all be the same size and will bake evenly.
- Freeze Cookie Dough – Scoop the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can put the cookies closer together on the baking sheet when freezing them than when you are baking them. If you scoop the cookie dough out first and then freeze it, you do not have a problem with the dough being as hard as a rock and you cannot scoop it out of a container. After scooping out the cookie dough, place the baking pan in the freezer until the cookies are frozen. Place frozen cookies into large freezer zip lock bags and store in the freezer. This helps the cookies when baking. The cookies do not spread out so much. Also, you will have cookies on hand in case of an emergency.
- Do not over cook your cookies. Once you remove the cookies from the oven, they will continue to bake
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