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Play with Add-Ins
The ratios in baking recipes are crucial, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be playful with some add-ins. For a chewy texture, sub in oats for up to a third of the flour. Make a blend of chocolate chip flavors in cookies, brownies and quick breads (I always add more than what the recipe calls for!) or add dried fruit or candy. Throw some rainbow sprinkles into cake and cookie batters, too.
Experiment with one of these favorite cookie recipes.
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Cut Bars Like a Pro
It’s easy to get nice, square slices of your brownies and bars if you cut them out of the pan. Use parchment paper to line the pan with extra extending over the sides to serve as handles. Lift the baked slab out of the pan and cut it into squares on a cutting board, slicing away hard or tapered edges.
Try this with the best brownies you haven’t baked (yet).