1. Chill the Dough
You’ve rolled the dough and cut the cookies out with cookie cutters. To help keep them from turning into blobs, place them on a cookie sheet and pop the sheet into the fridge to chill for an hour. Cold fat takes longer to melt, so the dough won’t spread as much while the cookies bake.
2. Prevent Sticking
Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. It saves time, makes cleanup easy and eliminates the need to grease the sheets.
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3. Keep Them Fresh
Air-tight containers – either plastic or tin – are key if you’re planning to store your cookies. Don’t pack them too tightly and use a sheet of parchment paper between each layer to help prevent breakage. Store them in a cool, dry place such as a pantry.
4. Where to Find Tools
Candy molds, cookie cutters and cake kits; plates, pillars, pans and stands. If you love to bake, Cook’s Cake and Candy is the place to find your tools and inspiration. Would you like your holiday cookies to have some extra visual pizzazz? Cook’s can make it happen. Under the category of “food products,” sprinkles, candy rocks, dragees, nonpareils, sugar peels, sanding sugars and edible glitter are just a fraction of what they carry. And if you’d rather shop online, you can easily grab your order via curbside pickup or have it shipped to you. (7321 W. Greenfield Ave., cookscakeandcandy.com)