I LOVE LOVE LOVE the holidays! Ask any of my friends and they will tell you that there’s little more I’d like to be doing on any given day than to be in my kitchen baking. Throw in a holiday movie in the background (any time of year) and I am in heaven!
It seems as though that the bulk of my cookie making happens during the winter holiday season. I don’t know if it’s the change in the weather or if it’s the images I see on social media and in the magazines that arrive… I want to move the cookie baking into high gear!
I have my usual recipes that I make and then each year I’ll try new ones. I’d love to hear what your favorites are!
No matter what recipe I am making, I pull out these essentials to get the job done. And full disclosure… I own 4 cookie sheets, 4 reversible mats, and 6 cooling racks. This is the only way I can crank out all of the goodies when I’m in full cookie baking mode. Now, you don’t know to have mutiples of these, but it sure does help streamline the process when you’re baking for the masses.
COOKIE SHEET SET – This set includes two Cookie Sheets and a Nylon Mini-Serving Spatula. This professional-grade Cookie Sheet is the best way to bake a batch of your favorite cookies. It combines the strength and durability of steel with the heat conduction of aluminum. The improved coating prevents food from sticking and keeps your pan looking great. The rolled edges keep it from flexing and popping, and the angled handles make it easy to move in and out of the oven. It measures 12″x15″, is oven-, broiler-, and freezer safe, and is even dishwasher safe (although I was them by hand personally). The Nylon Mini-Serving Spatula on’t scratch metal or nonstick bakeware, so it’s perfect for removing treats from the Cookie Sheets, Brownie Pan and other cookware. Grab your Cookie Sheet Set HERE!
REVERSIBLE SILICONE BAKING MAT – Line your cookie sheet or baking pan with the Reversible Silicone Baking Mat mat so food won’t stick. The circles help you evenly space 1-, 2-, and 3-tbsp cookies. The mats measure 14″x11″ and fit the Cookie Sheets perfectly. They are oven safe to 500˚F, are dishwasher safe and lay flat, even when stored rolled. You’ll never have cookies run into each other when they spread when you follow the circles. The circle sizes also correspond perfectly with our Small, Medium and Large Scoops. Get your Reversible Silicone Baking Mat HERE and shop the Scoops HERE.
STACKABLE COOLING RACK SET – Cool your freshly baked treats on this Stackable Cooling Rack Set! These sturdy nonstick racks securely stack on top of one another so you can cool more treats without taking up more counter space. You can use the racks flat or extend the legs for more cooling space underneath, and they’re even durable enough to support a fresh-from-the-oven bakeware or stoneware dish. Each rack measures 10″x18″ and has rubber feet that won’t scratch your counters. I have one of these in my freezer to add an extra shelf. Shop the Stacklable Cooling Rack Set HERE.
I hope you have a great time with your baking this season!
Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. Colleen Finley is an independent advanced director for Pampered Chef. She earns a commission by linking to products she uses and trusts. If you purchase a product through her website link, your cost will be the same, and Colleen will automatically receive a small commission. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us enrich lives, one meal and one memory at a time!
Everything on this site, recipes and photos belong to the author and any reprints are only by permission of the author.