Tips

Cookies

  • The use of parchment paper will ensure that your cookies do not stick to the pan and also assist with even cooking.
  • Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes to allow them to set.
  • Cool cookies on cooling racks to ensure even cooling.

 Muffins

  • Mixing Perfect Muffins

These mixing techniques help produce even-textured muffins with gently rounded tops. First, combine the dry ingredients. Use a wire whisk or fork to evenly distribute the leavening and salt as well as aerate the flour. Next, beat the eggs and thoroughly combine with the liquid ingredients. Finally, make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the egg mixture into the well all at once. Stir the ingredients just until moistened; do not mix until batter is smooth. Overmixing can cause muffins to “peak” or form pointy tops. Generally, the dry ingredients should be combined first…then the liquids stirred in just until moistened. It’s normal for a few lumps to remain in the batter.

  • Various Sized Muffins

Generally, the oven temperature will not need to be adjusted when baking mini or jumbo muffins, but the baking time will most likely need to be altered. Mini muffins will take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes while jumbo muffins will bake from 20 to 40 minutes. Check jumbo muffins for doneness after 20 minutes, then every 5 to 10 minutes. Keep in mind that the baking time will vary according to the recipe. The variation is due to the oven temperature and the amount of batter in each muffin cup.

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