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A cookie assemblage line: capable cookie baking for busy cooks - cooking-tips


As a busy effective mother, I'm short on time, above all at some stage in the holidays, but baking Christmas cookies is a breed tradition I'm unwilling to give up. Over the years, I've come up with many ways to make the course of baking a large brand of cookies go much smoother and take less time out of my busy life. You may want to start by glance out my 6-day code for hassle-free Christmas cookie baking ( http://www. christmascookiesareforgiving. com/hassle-free. php ). In add-on to the 6-step method, I've found an capable way to cook a large category of cookie dough with bare minimum fuss by backdrop up a cookie assemblage line. The best part about this administer is that you can make 12 another batches of cookies and only have to wash the dishes once!

This course of action assumes that you have by now elected your recipes and gone grocery shopping. You will want to use your greatest obtainable spread of countertop for this. My congregation line turns two corners as it winds about my small kitchen, but that is fine.

You may need to make some adjustments depending on your character recipes, but for most recipes, you can set up your assemblage line like so:

Flour Line:

-Large assimilation bowl
-Measuring cups and spoons
-Fork for stirring
-Baking powder and baking soda
-Cocoa powder
-Any other dry ingredients that are added to the flour in your recipes

Butter Line

-Another large addition bowl (or the bowl from your stand mixer)
-A back up set of measuring cups and spoons
-Electric mixer
-Wooden spoon
-Rubber spatula
-Butter, shortening, butter and/or cream cheese
-Sugar (white and brown)
-Vanilla and other extracts
-Chunks such as raisins, nuts, chocolate chips
-Rolled oats
-Any other ingredients that are added to the butter and eggs in your recipes
-Plastic wrap
-Felt-tip marker

To avoid transferring flavors from one recipe to another, you will start with basic recipes that have no spices, chocolate, or other ardently flavored ingredients. Initial with your first recipe, go down the line measuring out the quantity of flour, baking powder/soda and salt into one bowl. Then, amalgamate the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla in your bigger bowl as directed. In stages stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. After that, stir in any chunks.

Next, fix down the edges of the amalgamation bowl so that it's comparatively clean, shape the dough into a ball, and wrap it in forced wrap. Categorize the recipe by characters its name on the fake wrap with a felt-tip marker, and keep cold it. If it is a slice-and-bake refrigerator cookie, form it into a log in its place of a ball, according to the guidelines in your recipe. If you plan to bake much later, you can even freeze the dough. Most cookie doughs freeze very well. Thaw at room high temperature while still wrapped in false wrap, and remove only when dough is carefully defrosted. Or else abridgment could add too much damp to your dough.

When your first batch of dough is prepared, wrapped, and stored in the refrigerator or freezer, come back to the creation of your building line, lacking washing your dishes, and begin preparing the next batch of dough. When you have arranged all the recipes that be full of no spices or cocoa, move on to the recipes that be full of cocoa, and at last those that control spices. This way, you will only have to do dishes once at the end of the process, and you will have a number of another kinds of dough ahead of you to be baked.

When all your dough is prepared, then you can after all put away all your ingredients, clean up the kitchen, and do your dishes. Now if you plan to be over your baking today, you'll have lots of space for rolling out your dough or background out your cooling racks. If you plan to bake a further day, you're done!

Copyright 2004 Mimi Cummins. All Civil liberties Reserved.

Mimi Cummins is co-author of the book "Christmas Cookies Are for Giving: Recipes, Stories, and Tips for Assembly Moving Gifts. " This book, "enthusiastically recommended" by Midwest Book Review, is full of baking tips and hints, as well as almost 50 recipes each with a full-color photo. For more in a row visit http://www. christmascookiesareforgiving. com/ or order from your desired online bookstore.

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