Hey, here's a
question for you: Anyone not enjoy cookies out there? We didn't
think so! Being your good time cookie guides, we wanted to welcome
you to our tour of the tools of the cookie trade.
are great because of their design, and the fact that they are
reusable. Ideal for classic recipes such as shortbread; simply
fill your mold with dough, and transfer onto a baking sheet.
available in stainless steel and as non-stick are an essential
when making cookies. We suggest that you purchase several of them,
as it is nice to have a few on hand for those really big batches.
are very helpful. They are produced in so many shapes and sizes
you can go wild with experimentation. Easy to use, you simply
roll out your dough, press down on it with the cutter, and you're
left with a great-looking cookie. You can also decorate with some
nice icing work.
cutters in my mind for theme parties: if you are doing a Sunday
Brunch sundae bar, try ice cream-shaped cutters. Throwing a going
away party? How about airplane-shaped? Don't forget that not everybody
likes gigantic cookies, so think about getting both large and
are another essential tool of the cookie trade. It can be fun
to collect both vintage and brand new pins. The thing to remember
is to coat your rolling pin with flour both before and after you
attempt each recipe.
are the perfect tools for allowing your fresh-baked cookies to
cool. The air has easy access to the cookies on both the bottom
and the top, and helps them to dry. Just envision really crispy
ginger snaps or raisin-studded oatmeal cookies. Don't forget to
purchase some lifters for taking cookies off the rack. Stainless
steel or even plastic spatulas work really well.
If your kitchen
has that vintage look, head to an antique store or a garage sale
to look for bronze molds. An antique nut grinder is another charming
tool. Place a couple of almonds in it, twist the handle and you
are left with a perfect coating for an almond cookie.
and this is really coming into vogue now, is the use of a cookie
press (my mom used to use hers constantly). Consisting of a canister,
a handle, and a plunger that moves through the canister, fill
it with your favourite cookie dough, and plunge it out into various
forms. You can use different funnel forms, such as star-shaped,
or you can use the discs, which come in a wide range of sizes
all of these tools at your disposal, time to get baking!