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6 Must-Have Items for Your Cookie Toolkit

Make your holiday baking mission easier with these must-have items for your cookie toolkit. Then, check out our holiday baking recipe collection for some baking inspiration!


Grab every last drop of delicious muffin batter with a high-quality spatula. Our pick: these adorable Limited Time Originals Gingerbread and Peppermint Spatulas. Thick and heat-resistant, these spatulas feature playful holiday designs on one side and helpful conversion charts on the other, so you can quickly figure out how many teaspoons in a tablespoon when adjusting recipe sizes (Helpful hint: it’s three!)

Disposable Icing Bags

Thoughtful decoration takes cookies from good to great. We recommend these disposable Smart Living Decorating Bags. Convenient and inexpensive, these bags allow you to easily pipe intricate designs on your favorite holiday treats. When you’re finished, just toss the bag for no-stress cleanup!

Cookie Scoops

These handy little gadgets are just like pint-sized ice cream scoops. We recommend these Smart Living Cookie Scoops. They easily portion batter or cookie dough into neatly-shaped rounds while keeping your fingers free from mess.

Kitchen scale

For bread baking, accuracy matters. Too much flour leads to dry, crumbly bread, while not enough flour makes it heavy and dense. A kitchen scale ensures concise, accurate measurements every time. We like the Farberware mechanical kitchen scale. You’ll use this lightweight, inexpensive tool again and again, whether baking bread or portioning protein

Silicone Baking Mats

We’ve all been there: a perfectly baked cookie destroyed because it stuck to the cookie sheet, or a sheet cake ruined as you tried to pry it out of the pan. Enter silicone baking mats: these reusable, heat-resistant mats prevent sticking and make clean-up a breeze (some are even dishwasher safe!).

Stand Mixer or Food Processor

This kitchen workhorse allows you to cream butter and sugar quickly (a must for perfect cookie texture!), whip egg whites into fluffy meringue in just a few minutes, and knead heavy bread dough with minimal effort. Although it’s a splurge, a stand mixer can last for years with proper care, and a bevy of attachments means your trusty stand mixer can help you make everything from pasta to ice cream!

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