I’m going to share my tiny cookie baking tip with you before I get to today’s tree branch tale. This is 2 posts for the price of one (and the price is free!).
The first part of the post is my Tiny Tip on A Thursday. Are you baking cookies for the holidays? I’m baking cookies today for the holidays and because I am 2 lunch desserts short for tomorrow. Sometimes the lunch items don’t make it through the entire week. I’m also hoping to use my cookies as a bit of an incentive later.
Since I have a bit of time this morning, I’m making the family’s favorite: chocolate chip cookies and using this tip a close friend shared with me many years ago. If you are an experienced baker, you may already know this tip.
Today’s tiny cookie baking tip:
Bake your cookies for the lowest time given and then let them finish baking (and cooling) on the cookie sheet while the next batch bakes. Don’t remove your cookies to the cooling rack until the next batch of cookies is completely cooked. Let them stay on the cookie sheet the entire 9 minutes while the next batch bakes. Then, remove them to the wire cooling rack.
I’ve found this tip to be especially useful if I’m using an Air bake cookie sheet. Sometimes, I’ll even leave the cookies on those to cool through 2 batches of cookies.
Today’s quick tree branch tale:
When I set the tree up on Sunday, I found this forgotten ornament hanging out in the branches. I’ve had this little golden rocking horse since my freshman year of college. An old college friend gifted it to me. We never stayed in touch once I transferred to another college. However, I do think of her when I see this ornament and hope she is doing well.
Are you baking cookies for the holiday season or doing any decorating this week? I’m really hoping my bribe of homemade chocolate chip cookies helps motivate my husband and boys to help me decorate for the holidays tonight.