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1. Start simple
New to baking? You might want to try out an easy cookie recipe before working your way to complex confections like ribbons, windmills and rugelach. These simple Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are a practically foolproof favorite! Master this batch and you’ll be warmed up for your complete cookie spread.
2. Measure ingredients precisely
Baking is a science. When making cookies, you’ll want to measure the sugar, flour and other mix-ins as carefully as possible. Use a digital scale (if you have one handy!) and follow these best tips for measuring. Really, it makes a difference.