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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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.
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.
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.
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.