Cookie Baking Secrets

You may shy away from baking cookies from scratch because you think it is too complicated or that it takes too much time. You may even tell yourself that it is just not worth it. I am here to tell you that none of that is true. There are some simple cookie baking secrets that will make it easy and fun.

Cookie baking is a great family project.  PLUS – homemade cookies can be much healthier for your family than store-bought cookies that are overly processed and filled with additives.

Once you get the hang of it, you will wonder why you haven’t always baked cookies! There are some basic best practices that you need to follow and success will be guaranteed.

  1. Find well-tested recipes that appeal to your family’s taste and matched to your skill level.
  2. Purchase quality, fresh ingredients.
  3. Measure carefully – be exact (a little extra flour can be a huge problem).
  4. Follow the directions, step-by-step – no shortcuts or improvisation.

If you do those four things, the result will be delicious cookies that will please every member of your family, including you!

Cookies literally come in all shapes and sizes and are made with a wide variety of ingredients – chocolate being the favorite, of course; but there are recipes that call for granola, zucchini, oatmeal, pumpkin, etc.

There are great cookie recipes everywhere, but I would suggest you ask your mom, your grandmother, your favorite aunt, and the best cook you know for their favorite cookie recipes (and, of course, check back here regularly – LOL).  Also be on the lookout for the no-bake recipes, which are fast and extremely easy to prepare.  To get started check out my cookbook:  DESSERT – 60 Scrumptious Recipes, which has some wonderful cookie recipes for you to try.

One of the fringe benefits of baking cookies is enjoying the wonderful aroma that fills the kitchen as they bake. For most people wonderful childhood memories rise to the surface . . . and then there is the delightful experience of the first bite of a warm cookie fresh from the oven.

Start baking today and enjoy every minute of it.

Nancy’s Cooking Blog

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. . . to my cooking blog –  the perfect place to share cooking ideas, tips and recipes.

I am Nancy 🙂 and my hope is that men and women everywhere who love to cook will share their favorite recipes in any category. I also encourage everyone to share cooking tips that have made you a better cook over the years!

My love of cooking began when I was very young. My mother let me “mess around in the kitchen” and make a mess is exactly what I did. My wild concoctions of sugar, flour and spices tasted awful, but opened the door for my creative attitude about cooking which has stayed with me throughout my life. I did finally learn to follow a recipe and cooking became one of my passions.

For those of you who are new to the world of cooking, send us your stories – all the triumphs and disasters. We can all relate!

Experienced cooks and newbies alike, I urge to all to be creative cooks. Don’t be afraid to try new things with old recipes and different combinations of foods that do not typically go together.  Then . . . share with us what you discover – the good, the not-so-good that you have to throw out, and the amazing!

My goal is to compile recipes from every country – starting with the U.S. –  and share them with the world in very special cookbooks – giving credit and kudos to every contributor.

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