Baking Great Cookies Is Not Just An Art. It’s Science!

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When it comes to baking cookies, the great debate really comes down to crispy versus chewy and holding shape or spreading into a mess. So the question is, what’s the science behind it? If you master the science, will each batch of cookies come out just the way you like it?

Creating the perfect cookie comes down to making the perfect dough and then cooking it just so. Sounds easy, right? Well, not so fast.

“Food is amazingly complicated and we kind of think this thing is just sitting there and nothing’s happening, but that’s not the case at all,”. “Whether the dough is resting before or after baking, it’s constantly undergoing change.”

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Spattered Heart Cookies

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In this tutorial you’ll learn the spattered technique for decorating cookies!

Spattered Heart Cookies

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How To Pipe Cherry Blossoms With Royal Icing

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For the past 6 years, my husband and I have visited Washington DC to attend the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, and this year was no exception.  Admiring the flowering trees, which surround the Tidal Basin, is a fantastic way to welcome the spring season!

This colorful festival usually takes place sometime between mid-March and mid-April (depending on the weather), and commemorates the gift of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees to DC by Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki on March 27, 1912. The intention was to foster friendship between the United States and Japan.

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Easter Basket Cookies

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The Basket weave is another technique I really enjoy using. It looks amazing on cookies and cakes!

Easter Cookies Baketweave

To create the basket weave on a cookie or cupcake, use a #2 round tip. For cakes; use a #7, #47 or a #18 tip.

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Easter Cookies With Brush Embroidery

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Celebrate Easter by making these brush embroidery cookies!

Easter Cookies Brush Embroidery

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How To Decorate St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

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In this tutorial you will learn how to decorate cute St. Patrick’s Day Cookies using two different cookie cutters.St. Patricks Day Cookies Continue reading