Reheating Homemade Cookies

To freshen homemade cookies, pop a few at a time in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. You’ll have warm cookies that taste like you just baked them. —Sandy O., Big Lake, Minnesota

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Storing Cookie Cutters

Put some string or some yarn through cookie cutters and hang them on the inside of your cabinet. - Becky J.

I have a lot, so my cookie cutters are on peg boards by holiday or theme. - Jill…

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Successful Cutout Cookies

For tender cutout cookies that bake perfectly every time, follow these tips:

For easier handling, refrigerate the dough before rolling out.

Lightly flour the rolling pin and work…

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The History of Cookies

Cookies started out as little cakes used to test the oven temperature before the larger cake was baked. In fact, the word cookie is derived from the Dutch word "koekje" meaning little cake.

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Time-Saving Cookies

Bar cookies are a great way to bake a big batch of cookies in no time at all. Refrigerator cookies can also be a convenient time-saver. Prepare the dough one day, then slice and bake the cookies…

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Tinting Cookie Dough

To tint cookie dough easily and evenly, add food coloring as the liquid ingredients are being incorporated into the recipe. —Colleen Siems, Clinton, Mississippi

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What is Rugalach?

Rugalach (ruhg-uh-lukh) is a traditional Jewish cookie normally prepared for Hanukkah. The dough for these bite-size, crescent-shaped cookies is prepared with cream cheese, which results in a…

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