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Baking homemade cookies will be a lot more enjoyable once you have the right equipment and tools. Here’s a list of items that will help insure cookie baking best flat whisk success.

Baking Pans and Cookie Sheets: Can be found in a wide variety of styles and materials. Dark metal pans absorb heat and will cause cookies and brownies to brown more quickly. Shiny metal pans reflect heat making them ideal for more delicate baked treats. Air-cushioned sheets provide extra protection from burning but ensure it is difficult to obtain golden brown cookies. Glass pans carry heat better so your oven temperature should be adjusted down 25 degrees when working with them. I prefer dull, light colored durable aluminum baking pans. Basic pan sizes you will want in your collection include:

9 X 13-inch
8-inch square
9-inch square
9-inch round
Cookie sheets with or without sides. Although many books suggest rimless pans for baking cookies, I have had great success using rimmed half sheet pans.
Bowls: Small, medium, and large mixing bowls in glass or stainless steel.
Wooden Spoons: Great for stirring brownies batter

Measuring Spoons: A couple of sets of graduated spoons designed specifically for measuring

Measuring Cups: A 2-cup glass or plastic one for liquids that has a spout and a couple of dry graduated measuring cups

Spatulas: One thin metal spatula for removing cookies from the pan and several plastic spatulas for scraping cookie dough and brownie batter from bowls into baking pans

Whisks: One or two medium to large whisks for mixing both dry and wet ingredients

Ice Cream Scoops: Small ice cream scoops make easy, speedy work of dropping cookie dough onto pans. They’re one of the best inexpensive cookie making tools

Microplane: An excellent tool for zesting and grating zest from citrus fruit and chocolate

Silicone baking pan liners: Make clean-up a breeze and are available in a multitude of sizes. With a silicone liner you are able to forgo greasing cookie sheets too. Just be sure to not cut them.

Parchment Paper: An essential aid for fast and simple baking. Obtainable in both rolls and sheets, I bake all my cookies on parchment lined sheets for easy and simple clean-up

Wire Racks: For cooing your cookies and brownies

Electric Mixer: I love my KitchenAid mixers, both hand-held and standing versions, for making brownies and cookies. If you only bake occasionally or have limited space, focus on one or the other. If you bake a lot, you’ll eventually want both.

Food Processor: I am a fan of Cuisinart food processors. They are able to really speed up the procedure for most kitchen tasks like chopping, grating, shredding, and pureeing. Get one that has at least a 6-cup capacity.