Today is the first day of the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop and you’re in for 4 days of yummy, tempting cookies!
I hope that you’ll hop over and check out each of the blogs sharing their recipes today:
My day of the hop is coming up on Friday but today I wanted to share with you some tips that will help to make all those recipes you’ll be wanting to try turn out perfectly.
Have any butter and eggs called for in the recipe at room temperature.
When a recipe calls for eggs use large eggs.
Now if you only have medium eggs and are making a single batch, substituting one or two medium eggs for large eggs isn’t going to make much difference but if you’re scaling up your recipe by doubling or tripling, you could notice a difference in the moistness of the dough as well as how well it rises.
When measuring dry ingredients such as flour… spoon (or use a flour scoop (<-affiliate link)) to add the flour to a dry measuring cup, then level off with the flat side of a knife.
Measure flour, spices, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a separate bowl and then use a whisk to mix them thoroughly.
Lining your baking sheets with parchment paper (<-affiliate link) puts a layer of insulation between the dough and the sheet. Cookies will spread less and brown more evenly.
Parchment paper also makes clean up a breeze.
And the faster you clean up, the sooner you’ll be able to start sampling those delicious cookies.
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