5 Links to Read Before Baking Cookies

December 11, 2013

Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.

Today: How to make the best cookies ever.

Bittersweet Chocolate CookiesCoconut MacaroonsChocolate-Dunked ShortbreadVegan Gingerbread Cookies

We're pretty sure that How to Win Friends and Influence People is really just a book about cookies; nothing sparks admiration and love quite like a freshly-baked cookie. With all the potlucks, holiday parties, and cookie swaps of December, you'll have plenty of opportunities to shine. Just read these links before you get started.

  • Baking the perfect cookie is a science. Better brush up on your chemistry! (NPR.)
  • Make sure to avoid these five common cookie mistakes. (Food and Wine.)
  • A great time-saving tip: Freeze your cookie dough well ahead of time. (The Kitchn.)

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