The Essential Baking Supplies for Best-Ever Cookies
Baking is one of our favorite ways to spend time in the kitchen. With a few cookie supplies, you can make your next batch all the easier.
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When it comes to everyday bakes, you can’t beat a good batch of cookies to fill up the cookie jar. Just grab a few of these must-have items for baking cookies and you’re ready to go! Baking more than just cookies? Snag the rest of our essential baking supplies.
If you’re going to invest in one tool for baking cookies (outside of the basics), let it be a cookie scoop ($34). These scoops are just what you need to make perfectly portioned cookies every single time. Use a small or medium scoop for everyday favorites like peanut butter or oatmeal cookies. Our Test Kitchen uses an oversized scoop to make these big, buttery chocolate chip cookies.
Make sure there’s plenty of bowls to make all your favorite cookie types with this set of stainless steel nesting bowls from Cuisinart ($65). The included lids make it easy to cover and chill your cookie dough before baking. By the way, here’s why you should be chilling your cookie dough.
Large Cookie Sheet and Cooling Rack
A few big cookie sheets are always useful to have in the kitchen, especially when it comes to baking big batches of cookies. Try this easy-to-clean nonstick cookie sheet and cooling rack ($35) from our new bakeware line.
Silicone Baking Mats
Save your baking sheets and get evenly baked cookies by using a silicone baking mat ($45). These nonstick mats are a great substitute for parchment paper if you’re looking to incorporate more reusable products into your baking routine.
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Looking for a new cookie recipe? Our Best Loved Cookies and Candies cookbook ($10) definitely has your back. It’s stuffed with nearly 200 cookie and candy recipes that are just begging to be made. If that’s still not enough, take a look at even more of our favorite cookie recipes.
We get it—it’s so tempting to eat a freshly baked cookie right off the cookie sheet. But when you need to save a few cookies for later, you’ll need a spatula to scoop the cookies from pan to cooling rack. A thin metal spatula like this one ($10) is exactly what you’ll need to do the job.
Give your arm a rest and rely on this hand mixer from Oster ($40). It has seven speeds for accurate mixing, dough hooks and a whisk attachment—plus a convenient carrying case. And according to our Test Kitchen staff, it’s the best hand mixer out there.
Cookie Cutter Set
With cutters for all the letters, numbers and shapes for nearly every holiday, this cookie cutter set ($15) is a must-have.
When the holidays come around, spritz cookies are on the top of many bakers’ lists. These cookies require a special gadget: a cookie press ($30). If you have an old model that you love, keep using it. We will say, however, that these new cookie press models make picture-perfect cookies in a snap—a worthwhile investment for dedicated fans of these specialty cookies.
Now that your cookies are done, it’s time for somewhere to store them! This ceramic cookie jar ($30) will look beautiful on your countertop and comes with an air-sealed lid to keep your cookies fresh.