Favorite Cookie Baking Tools and Equipment
Baking homemade cookies is a lot more enjoyable when you have the right tools and equipment. Here’s a list of items that will help insure cookie baking success.
- 9 X 13-inch
- 8-inch square
- 9-inch square
- 9-inch round
- Cookie sheets with or without sides. Although many books suggest rimless pans for baking cookies, I have had great success using rimmed half sheet pans.
Bowls: Small, medium, and large mixing bowls in glass or stainless steel.
Wooden Spoons: Great for stirring brownies batter
Measuring Spoons: One or two sets of graduated spoons designed specifically for measuring
Measuring Cups: A 2-cup glass or plastic one for liquids that has a spout and a set of dry graduated measuring cups
Spatulas: One thin metal spatula for removing cookies from the pan and a associate of plastic spatulas for scraping cookie dough and brownie batter from bowls into baking pans
Whisks: One or two medium to large whisks for mixing both dry and wet elements
Ice Cream Scoops: Small ice cream scoops make easy, speedy work of dropping cookie dough onto pans. They’re one of my favorite inexpensive cookie making tools
Microplane: A wonderful tool for zesting and grating zest from citrus fruit and chocolate
Silicone baking pan liners: Make clean-up a breeze and are obtainable in a wide variety of sizes. With a silicone liner you are able to forgo greasing cookie sheets too. Just be sure to not cut them.
Parchment Paper: An indispensable aid for quick and easy baking. obtainable in both rolls and sheets, I bake all my cookies on parchment lined sheets for the easiest clean-up
Wire Racks: For cooing your cookies and brownies
Electric Mixer: I love my KitchenAid mixers, both hand-held and standing versions, for making brownies and cookies. If you only bake sometimes or have limited space, start with one or the other. If you bake a lot, you will ultimately want both.
Food Processor: I am a fan of Cuisinart food processors. They can really speed up the time of action for many kitchen responsibilities like chopping, grating, shredding, and pureeing. Get one that has at the minimum a 6-cup capacity.