Get the best baking secrets to make amazing cookies, every time! Through the years I have developed best Christmas cookies, Fall cookies and everything in between including bakery sugar cookies and classics like M and M Cookies!
Each cookie recipe has expert tips so they come out perfect every time along with how to store them.
When it comes to baking cookies, there are a few tips and tricks that make them perfect.
Rather than just combining butter and sugar, creaming aerates butter, creating air pockets to make fluffy cookies. This is known as mechanical leavening given them extra rise and creating a tender dough. The addition of sugar makes this process even more effective. Typically you want to cream butter until it’s light and fluffy.
Sifting dry ingredients including flour, leavening agents (baking soda, baking powder), cream of tartar, and cocoa powder ensures everything is blended evenly (no lopsided cookies here!) and aerates to create fluffier cookies.