Tis’ the season for holiday baking! People bake more treats in December than they do in any other month. And why not? It’s a great gifting idea and satisfies our sweet tooth.
Baking cookies is quick and easy, yet why do some people often end up with different results? Sometime you find yourself opening the oven to a burned batch while other times you’re pacing by the oven as you add minutes to the timer because the cookies aren’t done.
It may all come down to the size you form your dough before it goes into the oven. Most recipes are specific on dough size and have based the baking time on that measurement. Take a look at our helpful infographic. Nadia of the Yum Yum Cupcake food truck shares the results of her sugar cookies: the same cookie recipe, same baking time, but different sizes.
Next time you bake cookies, pay attention to dough size and you’ll end up with perfect cookies in the right amount of baking time!
(from Yum Yum Cupcake & More)
• 2/3 cup shortening
• 2/3 cup butter
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl, then stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together.
4. Roll dough into 2- ounce balls (about 2 tablespoons).
5. Place them on an un-greased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart.
6. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
-By Alexa Lampasona for the Food & More blog