27 Essential holiday cookie baking tips from a pro

Dec 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. ET
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Baking holiday cookies soon? We talked with Anna Gordon, cookie maven and owner of The Good Batch bakery in Brooklyn, for her best tips and took a tour of her tempting shop. Let me tell you, these tips are going to change your cookie baking game this year.

1 /26: Plan ahead

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1/26 :Plan ahead

2 /26: Measure out ingredients first

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2/26 :Measure out ingredients first

3 /26: Invest in a scale

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3/26 :Invest in a scale

4 /26: Do similar cookies together

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4/26 :Do similar cookies together

5 /26: Start with room temperature

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5/26 :Start with room temperature

6 /26: For a crisp, crunchy cookie

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6/26 :For a crisp, crunchy cookie

7 /26: For a soft, chewy cookie

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7/26 :For a soft, chewy cookie

8 /26: How long to cream butter and sugar

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8/26 :How long to cream butter and sugar

9 /26: Get a good scooper

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9/26 :Get a good scooper

10 /26: Same cookie dough, 5 different ways

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10/26 :Same cookie dough, 5 different ways

11 /26: For browned butter cookies

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11/26 :For browned butter cookies

12 /26: Holiday-up your ordinary cookie dough

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12/26 :Holiday-up your ordinary cookie dough

13 /26: When to add sprinkles

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13/26 :When to add sprinkles

14 /26: Chill before you bake

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14/26 :Chill before you bake

15 /26: Chilling prevents toughness

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15/26 :Chilling prevents toughness

16 /26: No time to chill?

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16/26 :No time to chill?

17 /26: Cool your sheets

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17/26 :Cool your sheets

18 /26: Bake on parchment paper

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18/26 :Bake on parchment paper

19 /26: Secret to perfect ice cream sandwiches

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19/26 :Secret to perfect ice cream sandwiches

20 /26: Assemble ice cream sandwiches

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20/26 :Assemble ice cream sandwiches

21 /26: Decorate your ice cream sandwiches

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21/26 :Decorate your ice cream sandwiches

22 /26: Use your freezer more

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22/26 :Use your freezer more

23 /26: Wrap those cookies well

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23/26 :Wrap those cookies well

24 /26: The bread-in-a-cookie-jar trick

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24/26 :The bread-in-a-cookie-jar trick

25 /26: How long homemade cookies last

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25/26 :How long homemade cookies last

26 /26: All about good packaging

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26/26 :All about good packaging