Desserts and Sweets

Fun Cookie Recipes and Cookie Baking Tips

Who doesn’t love a delicious cookie?  I am sharing our favorite Fun Cookie Recipes and tips for baking the perfect cookie every time.

Baking Tips and Tricks

Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies

It is virtually impossible to bake perfect, sweet, and crispy cookies as a beginning baker. However, if you have the slightest mastery of the best baking practices and learn a few tips and tricks on how to take your baking game to another level, you can gradually become an expert baker with enough practice. In this article, we’ve compiled a few tips, tricks, and ideas to help you improve your next batch of cookies.

Oven, butter, and egg temperature

Obtaining the right baking temperature in the oven may mean the difference when baking cookies. Without a calibrated oven, bakers can easily set an inaccurate temperature. That may result in underbaking, over-browning, and excess spread. The butter, eggs (especially egg whites), and other ingredients should be maintained at room temperature for the dough to achieve a uniform texture. Hence, gather all the ingredients one hour before you start baking to bring them to room temperature.

Refrigerating the dough

The decision to refrigerate the cookies dough depends on how you’ve mixed the dough. Chilling only works for sticky, wet, and greasy dough. Refrigeration helps to prevent the dough from spreading over the pan puddles and allows the flavors to blend potently. Chill the dough overnight, then remove it and let it sit at room temperature before you roll it for baking. Using refrigerated dough makes the cookies achieve the perfect thickness, solidity, and sturdiness.

Line the pan using silicone paper

Lining the baking sheets with silicone sheets or parchment paper is easy, and it’s the best way to prevent the dough from excess spreading. The role of the silicone lining is to insulate the cookies from direct heat from the baking pan. With the lining sheets, the base of the bake up smoothly achieve a golden color and slide off the paper easily.

Cool hot cookies on a rack

If you leave baked up cookies on a hot baking pan, they continue to bake, and their bases can blacken. Cooling the cookies on a rack exposes all their sides to air, preventing them from becoming soggy. Make sure the rack stands at least ½ inches above the counter to ensure enough circulation underneath the batch.

Now that you have these easy baking tips in mind, let’s explore some fun cookie recipes.

Fun Cookie Recipes

Fun Cookie Recipes

Sugar Cookies Recipes

Pink Flower Sugar Cookies

Red Heart Sugar Cookies

Christmas Cookies Recipes

Grinch Crinkle Cookies

Candy Cane Reindeer Cookies

Nana’s Italian Cookies 

Themed Cookies

Incredible Hulk Cookies

Olaf Nutter Butter Cookies

Mickey Oreo Cookies

Moana Cookies

Hufflepuff Themed Harry Potter Cookies

Yoda OREO Cookies

More fun cookie Recipes

Margarita Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahams

Sweet and Salty Kitchen Sink Cookies

Cookie Recipe Ideas

Must-Have Supplies for Cookie Baking 

Having the best tools will definitely help create the most eye-catching and delicious cookies.  The supplies I always keep on hand while making these fun cookies are listed below.

Fun Cookie Cutters

3 Tier Cookie Cooling Rack

Non-Stick Cookie Sheets

Cookie Scoop

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Mixing Bowls

Are you ready to have fun in the kitchen creating these fun cookie recipes?  Get busy baking and make sure to let me know which one is your favorite!

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