Test Kitchen Tips
Our Test Kitchen is full of culinary experts who have picked up plenty of handy tricks and techniques over the years. Check out our favorite cooking tips that’ll make cooking and baking at home easier than ever.
How to Store Cookies to Keep Them Fresh
Whether you’re baking for the holidays or for everyday enjoyment, these tips for how to store cookies will help keep...
Today’s Home Bakers Share Their Secrets to the Best Cookie Platters Ever
Putting together cookie trays for friends and family? Take these tips from our Test Kitchen pros and community cooks.
10 Foolproof Steps for Mailing Cookies This Christmas
Homemade cookies are an always-welcome Christmas gift. But how do you mail cookies so they'll arrive fresh and unbroken?...
Christmas Cookies Baking Guide
Your one-stop shop for Christmas cookie recipes and decorating ideas, plus tips for storing, packaging and mailing Christmas cookies.
The Step Almost Everyone Skips When Making Cookies
Still trying to make the perfect cookie? It's easier than you think! All you need to do is chill cookie...
Christmas Cookie Decorating Ideas to Try This Year
Need a new Christmas cookie decorating idea? Try these stunning techniques that will make your cookie tray merry and bright.
The Secret Ingredients Grandma Puts in Her Sugar Cookies
Amp up your baking game and make cookies that rival Grandma's! These added ingredients go way beyond an extra dash...
14 Christmas Cookie Baking Hacks to Help You Win the Holiday Season
Between shopping for gifts and entertaining guests, the most wonderful time of the year can get pretty stressful. Save time...
Decorating Tips for Gingerbread Cookies
Have some fun this season by creating elaborately decorated cutouts or using these tips to make your simple cookies stand...
10 Mistakes You’re Making When Decorating Cookies
Have more fun in the kitchen over the holidays with secrets for decorating Christmas cookies, straight from the experts.
9 Things to Know About Freezing Cookies
So you're planning ahead, intending to get a head start on all of this year's cookie-baking—kudos to you! The freezer...
The Secret to Making Your Chocolate Chip Cookies Extraordinary
Want to bake best-ever chocolate chip cookies? Try this tip.
Why You Should Never Skip Chilling Your Cookie Dough
Have you ever wondered why sugar cookie recipes make you chill your dough before baking? As it turns out, it's...
Here’s the Easiest Way to Make Your Holiday Cookies Stand Out
We love beautifully frosted Christmas cookies, but they can be hard work! But we found the easiest way to decorate...
Our Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes and Tips for the Perfect Cookie
Check out some of our Test Kitchen's best chocolate chip cookie recipes and get tips on how to make them...
This Is the Best Oven Rack Position for Baking Cookies
Get a perfect bake every time! Here's the best oven rack position for baking cookies.
7 Secrets to Baking Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
When it comes to cookies, texture is key. Follow along as we teach you how to bake sugar cookies to...
10 Common Baking Problems and How to Fix Them
Is your latest bake less than perfect? Here's how to learn from your mistakes.