National homemade cookie day
October 1st, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Grab the milk - October 1 is National Homemade Cookie Day!

There’s something seriously satisfying about dunking a homemade cookie into a tall glass of cold milk. Knowing that the plate before you is piled high with mini labors of love is up there on the "things to make you happy" list.

Cookies are not particularly hard to make, but perfecting the technique can take some practice. Here are some useful tips:

– Take the time to make sure your ingredients are room temperature. Butter and eggs can sit on the kitchen counter overnight without catastrophe.

– To ensure even sizing, use a small ice cream scoop to portion out your cookies. This will help them all bake evenly.

– Speaking of cooking evenly, most ovens have one spot or side that cooks faster than the other. If this is the case for you, rotate your cookies half way through baking.

– Don’t forget to use a non-stick spray or wax paper to prevent your morsels from sticking. There’s nothing worse than cookies stuck to the pan.

– Be patient! Let the cookies cool after baking. Use a spatula to move them from the baking sheet to a wire rack.

– For chewy cookies, pull them out a minute or two shy of the recommended baking time. The patience rule still applies though.

– While it may be delicious, don’t eat too much of the raw cookie dough. It’ll leave you with a stomach ache and is potentially hazardous to your health.

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  1. icons designs

    It is a pity, that I can not participate in discussion now. It is not enough information. But with pleasure I will watch this theme.

    October 9, 2012 at 5:10 am |
  2. noodle21

    I am sorry I missed this, always looking for an excuse to bake cookies!

    October 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I don't bake cookies, but I sure do light a MEAN sugar cookie candle in my apartment nightly!

    October 1, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
  4. Donna E

    Best to not use waxed paper for cookies, as the paper may burn. Waxed paper is better for baked goods that cover it entirely, like lining the bottom of a cake pan (grease the pan, then place in wp liner, re-grease the wp, and flour). Parchment paper is a better choice for cookies and it's non-stick quality is ideal for ALL baked items. Only use wp for cookies in a pinch if you run out of parchment, or better yet just grease the cookie sheet.

    October 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  5. Bob Marley Brown

    You should try my brother-in-law's canna-chocolate chip cookies. Oh Jah! they be good, mahn.

    October 1, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  6. Dave

    Don't send any cookies to school with your children- Michelle Obama's food police will confiscate

    October 1, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  7. ohioan

    I think I will bake a batch of cookies tonight!

    October 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • ohioan

      and I did. My grandma's recipe. I have a few in my lunch box now.

      October 2, 2012 at 9:34 am |
      • Jerv

        What kind of cookie?

        October 2, 2012 at 9:45 am |
  8. LinC

    Do NOT use waxed paper under your cookies! They will taste like wax. Use parchment paper instead. It's oven safe to at least 450 degrees

    October 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  9. Jerv

    "C is for cookie, that's good enough for me!"

    October 1, 2012 at 10:15 am |
  10. SoundCk2MyLife

    Reblogged this on Sound Check 2 My Life and commented:
    Put this on the list, minus the milk {o;

    October 1, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • Bad Alt!tude

      Who gives a frocking shirt?

      October 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
      • Bob Marley Brown

        I and me do, you rascal man!

        October 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
        • RastaMan

          I and I surely

          October 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • Jerv

        Never know, somebody might.

        October 2, 2012 at 9:47 am |
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