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|Christmas cookie baking tips|
|Whether a seasoned cook or a beginner, many holiday bakers need help achieving the perfect consistency|
|Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:15 am|
Cookies are a traditional staple of the Christmas holiday. Whether a seasoned baker or beginner in the kitchen, many holiday bakers need help achieving the perfect consistency. The expert bakers and bloggers at Hershey's Cookie Headquarters say everyone can achieve baking bliss with a little help.
To prevent cookies from becoming hard and tough, avoid adding more flour than necessary to the cookie dough or batter. Taking cookies out of the oven 1 to 2 minutes early may also help keep them soft after they cool.
To avoid cookies that are too flat, try refrigerating the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes before scooping them on the tray. This will keep the dough from spreading too much when placed in a hot oven.
Need more tips? Visit Hershey's Cookie Headquarters at HersheysKitchens.com for step-by-step recipes, professional tips and exclusive access to a team of experts ready to answer your toughest baking questions. Plus, find how-to videos and gift ideas for "The Sweetest Thing to Bring" everyone on your gift list. Bakers can also submit questions to @HersheyKisses on Twitter to receive real-time answers and join in on the latest conversations with fellow baking enthusiasts.
Holiday cookie recipes:
- Crisp Vanilla Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Blossoms
- Traditional Rolled Christmas Sugar Cookies
- Also: 18 Layer Red Velvet Cake
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