TIP OF THE DAY: Roll Out Cookie Dough The Problem-Free Way

Have you ever tried to roll out cookie dough only to run into problems? We’ve cut out cookies that tore when we tried to move them to the cookie sheet. Gingerbread men lost arms, snowflakes lost edges; a sad state of affairs. With the holiday season soon upon us and many cookies to be baked,…
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PRODUCT: Star Wars Cookie Cutters

Want to teach boys to bake, but find them resistant? Star Wars cookie cutters, exclusively at Williams-Sonoma, might be the motivator. Four cookie cutters that produce Yoda, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper are $19.95. Note that beautiful cookies don’t emerge from the oven: This is a lesson in decorating as well as baking.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Be A Smart Cookie

Did you know that different types of cookie sheets produce different baking results? Your recipes will turn out better with the right cookie sheet. • Shiny aluminum or stainless steel cookie sheets result in delicate, evenly browned cookies. • Nonstick cookie sheets make cookies easy to remove, but the dark finish may cause the cookies…
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PRODUCT: Whoopie Pie Pan

Have fun making whoopie pies at home. Photo courtesy SurLaTable.com. If you’re enamored of whoopie pies—or inspired by our current Top Pick Of The Week, the whoopie pies from WannaHavaCookie—Wilton has just made your life easier. The baking specialist has created a whoopie pie pan that makes it easy to get perfect cake “sandwich” halves.…
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TOP PICK OF THE WEEK: Sprinkles Cupcake Mix

In greater Los Angeles, home to Sprinkles Cupcakes,* there is the usual discussion board controversy. You’ll read everything from they’re “the best there is” to “avoid at all costs.” We only know Sprinkles cupcakes from their mixes. We’ve made every one, and we stand firmly with “the best there is” crowd. Maybe your homemade cupcakes…
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