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Flat chocolate chip cookies on a plate

Why Are My Cookies Flat?This is a page about, "Why are my cookies flat?". It can be frustrating to watch your lovely cookies bake up flat rather than lightly puffy.

 

Gingerbread Man Template

Making a Gingerbread Man Template?Even if you don't have a gingerbread man cooke cutter, you can still make these fun Christmas cookies. This is a page about making a gingerbread template.

 

cut brownies sitting on waxed paper onto of rest in pan

Cutting BrowniesThis is a page about cutting brownies. It helps to to let your brownies cool before cutting and there are easy ways to get create clean edged pieces.

 

macaroons on a stick

Making Cookies on a StickThis is a page about making cookies on a stick. Cookies on a stick are fun to make and can be used as a tasty gift for many occasions.

 

Crunchy Cookies

Keeping Cookies CrunchyThis is a page about keeping cookies crunchy. Some cookies are best soft, and some just have to be crisp.

 

Chocolate chip cookies and milk.

Making Cookies in a Toaster OvenThis page is about making cookies in a toaster oven. When the weather gets hot or you want to save energy, a small amount of baking can be done in a toaster oven.

 

Stack of chocolate chip cookies.

Saving Money on CookiesThis is a page about saving money on cookies. The savey cook and shopper is constantly on the lookout for ways to save money on food.

 

Flat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies Come Out FlatIt is frustrating and upsetting to bake up a batch of cookies only to have them all turn out flat. This is a page about chocolate chip cookies come out flat.

 

Rolled Cookies

Making Rolled CookiesThis page contains tips for making rolled cookies. When preparing rolled and cutout cookies, it is best not to handle the dough too much.

 

Consistently Sized Cookies

Making Consistently Sized CookiesThis page is about making consistently same sized cookies. Forming same-sized cookies ensure equal portions and bake in the same amount of time.

 

Young Boy and Girl Baking Cookies

Baking Cookies - Tips and TricksWhen making cookies there are things to keep in mind so they turn out perfectly. This page is about making cookies.

 

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Save Cookie Crumbs For Ice Cream ToppingThe next time you bake cookies and use a wire rack to cool them on or you have some that have fallen apart, keep all those loose cookie crumbs. Be sure to store them all in an airtight container.

 

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Use Cookie Cutters as Decorating StencilsPlace cookie cutters on top of frosted cakes or cupcakes then pour candy sprinkles or colored sugar inside the shapes. Remove the cookie cutters and you have a nice decoration.

 

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Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Turn Out Cake-like?After making chocolate chip cookies, I can't figure out how to get the consistency I want, chewy and soft, or even chewy and crunchy. All I get is fluffy, cake-like cookies. What can I do to correct this?

 

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Homemade Cookies Taste Salty?I'm trying to learn how to cook. I baked cookies according to this recipe, but they came out tasting salty. Could anyone help me figure out what went wrong?

 

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Melon Ball Scoop for Perfect CookiesTo get the perfect size cookies, use a melon ball" scooper". Works every time.

 

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Do I Need to Pre-heat a Stone Gingerbread Mold?Does a stone gingerbread mold require pre-heating?

 

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Slice Roll Cookies with Cheese SlicerWhen baking tons of cookies at Christmastime, I discovered that the easiest way to slice "slice-and-bake" cookies was to use a wire cheese slicer. The wire cuts right through the cold refrigerated cookie dough without distorting the round shape of the log

 

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Best Cookies to Ship to a Soldier in Afghanistan?Our Army son is in Afghanistan and wants me to send him homemade cookies. What are the best kind to send over there?

 

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Determining the Yield of a Cookie Recipe?About how many cookies does the blue ribbon oatmeal peanut butter recipe make?

 

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Scrape Burned Cookie Bottoms OffDon't throw out burned cookies! Scrape off the blackened bottoms with your cheese grater, since it is much faster than using a table knife.

 

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Use Cereal Inserts for Cookie Sheet LinersI save the wax paper bags from cereal boxes. When the cereal is gone, I cut the bottom off and split the seam open making a sheet of wax paper. I then cut it to the size I need for lining cookie sheets or cake pans.

 

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A Cookie Assembly LineCooking lots of cookies in a hurry can be challenging. Create as much counter space as you can. If you need to, you can use the dining room table with a piece of cardboard under each sheet of aluminum foil.

 

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Drinking Glass to Emboss CookiesI found a heavy drinking glass that has a star shaped pattern on the bottom. I use it to press down peanut butter cookies at Christmas time. But you could use that kind of embossing on almost any kind of rolled cookie to leave an impression.

 

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Use A Cookie Scoop And Parchment Paper For CookiesSave yourself a lot of work by using a cookie scoop and parchment paper when baking cookies.

 

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The Perfect CookieI've had many friends and relatives ask me how I make my cookies so soft, when theirs all turn out rock hard. Laughing to myself, I explain to them how easy it is! All you need to do is cut (decrease) the recommended time for baking by 2-3 minutes AND set the cookie sheet(s) on cooling racks.

 

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Decorating Ideas For A "Pizza" Cookie?I would like to make one of those large cookies that resemble a pizza. Any ideas on how to decorate it to look like a pizza? Not a decorator but I was thinking there must be some easy way to take pre-made candies and make them pizzish looking. I read I could take fruit roll ups and cut out little triangles for green peppers and thats as creative as I got.

 

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Why Are My Cookies Running Together?What did I do wrong? What makes cookies run together when they are baking?

 

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Cookies are Very Thin and Hard?When I bake cookies they turn out paper thin. The directions says drop by tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Mine stuck on the ungreased sheet. Then I greased the cookie sheet and they still turn out paper thin and hard as a rock.

 

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Butter Cookies Not Spreading Out?I've made butter cookies for years but in the last few years sometimes they don't bake right. I use an oven thermometer and test my baking powder/soda. They seem to retract instead of spread out. On the same cookie sheet I'll have some that are fine. Any suggestions? I thought maybe the flour is old?

 

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Advice for Decorating Cookies?I tried searching for my answer on Thrifty Fun and was unsuccessful. I have a question for our cookie decorators. I'm using royal icing to outline my cookies.

 

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Delicate Textured Cookie?What is the secret to getting a delicate textured cookie?

 

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Bar Cookies for the HolidaysTo simplify my baking I make a lot of bar cookies. I bought some extra pans at the thrift store, so now I can leave the cookies in the pans until I am ready to cut them and arrange the gift trays.

 

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Freezing Cookie DoughI was making cookies the other day and decided that I didn't want to bake the whole batch of dough. So, using my cookie dough scoop, I put the dough onto a baking sheet, and placed the whole sheet into the freezer until the dough was frozen.

 

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Saving Money on CookiesTips for saving money on cookies as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Supermarkets with bakeries in the store, regularly mark down cookies. After a holiday is especially good, they seem to be cheaper. Store them in the freezer.

 

Finished cookie with tenderizer imprint.

Meat Tenderizer For Peanut Butter CookiesI spray the meat tenderizer with Pam and dip in sugar. This tool will give you a wonderful imprint on your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.

 

Cookie Swap Party

Cookie Swap PartyI love cookies so when I heard about Cookie Swaps, I was in HEAVEN! There are many ways you can do your party. I set the date and just asked all my guest to bring a big batch of their favorite cookies.

 

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Choosing Dried Fruit for Cookie Filling?What dried fruit goes with dried cherries for a filled cookie?

 

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Decorating Store Bought Cookies?Anyone have cute ideas for decorating store bought cookies? This decorating is not for the kids to do. I need to make them for a fair our church is doing in the community.

 

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Making Meringues on Pampered Chef Stoneware?Has anyone tried to cook meringues on Pampered Chef Stoneware? Was it successful?

 

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Cookies Never Spread When Baking?When I bake chocolate chip or any other kind of cookies they never spread out. I am a diabetic so I use Splenda white and brown; would that make a difference? I've tried leaving the ingredients out all night like the butter and eggs. Hope you can help.

 

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Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Turn Two Tone?Why do my chocolate chip cookies turn two tone?

 

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How Can I Fix Cookie Dough That is Too Gooey?I am making peanut butter cookies and the dough is too gooey. How do I fix it?

 

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