50 Best Cookie Baking Products
Here are 50 must have cookie products if you are at all serious about baking cookies. Cookies are a great thing to bake because of how easy they can be to make and the big variety possible. There are bar cookies, drop cookies, rolled cookies, pressed cookies, molded cookies, and refrigerator cookies. I have gathered together the best cookie baking products to make any type of cookie. If you prefer to make one variety, look for products that fit that type. These products can help you make your favorite cookie or try a new variety.
Must Have Cookie Baking Products
1. KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Mixer
Making any cookie starts with mixing together the ingredients. One of the best electric mixers on the market is the KitchenAid Artisan Series. This 325 watt model has 10 speeds, a good sized 5 quart bowl and 3 mixing heads (dough hook, flat beater, and wire whip). It comes with a hand pour shield which clips onto the side of the bowl. The mixer head tilts back to remove the bowl or change the mixing attachments easily. This mixer is powerful, easy to clean, and nice looking.
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2. Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set
Good baking results come from accurately measured ingredients. These heavy duty stainless steel measuring cups are compact, sit flat, on a counter or tabletop, and have easy to hold handles. The measurement is etched into the handle for easy reading and they clean easily too. This set comes 6 sizes: ¼. ⅓, ½, ⅔,¾, and 1c.
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3. Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set
These oval shaped measuring spoons make measuring ingredients easier because their shape makes dipping into spice jars and other narrow containers easier. They also sit flat when set down, nest with each other for easy storage. They come on a removable loop, are heavy duty and easy to clean as well.
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4. Pyrex Prepware 2 C Measuring Cup
This quality kitchen classic glass measuring cup measures liquid ingredients and goes easily from the microwave to the dishwasher. It is constructed of durable, non porous glass.
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5. Wrenwane Digital Timer
Cookies need to bake for the right amount of time so that they are fully baked but not overdone so that they dry out. This quality timer has two great features: easy to read digits and a loud, clear alarm. It goes up to 99 minutes, has countdown and stopwatch features, a magnetic back, and a handy on/off switch to save the battery while not in use. It is easy to operate.
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6. Artisan Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat Set
These high quality baking mats fit easily into half size baking sheets and keep cookies from sticking to the pan. This is especially nice for more delicate, shaped cookies. The Artisan mats are FDA and CTGB approved silicone that conducts heat evenly. They are durable, reusable, and don’t hold odors. It is best to hand wash them.
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7. Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Baker’s Half Sheet
These stainless steel baking sheets are simply designed and durable. They conduct heat well, have easy to grip reinforced rims and are well balanced. They are sturdy and hand washable.
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8. Chicago Metallic Commercial II Traditional
This flat cookie sheet has two turned edges for easy holding but is otherwise flat to promote even baking. It is strong and sturdy as well as dishwasher safe. Some note the edges are sharp so use caution when grabbing this pan.This cookie sheet is great for browning cookies evenly.
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9. Baker’s Secret 10 x 16 in Nonstick Cooling Rack
This set of two cooling racks can stack or sit side by side to let cookies cool. The mesh construction allows air to circulate evenly and is tight enough that the cookies don’t fall through it. It is made of durable chrome with a nonstick coating to keep cookies from sticking.
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10. JK Adams FRP-1 Maple French Rolling Pin
When you roll out cookie dough, this lightweight, smooth rolling french style rolling pin can make it a bit easier. If you have used a traditional rolling pin with handles, you will need to adjust to this style, which you maneuver with your palms. But the simply designed maple wood rolling pin has a full length steel axle inside to make rolling smooth. This brand is made is Vermont and is hand washable.
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11. Farberware Classic Wood Rolling Pin
If you prefer a classic style rolling pin, this model is solid, smooth, and rolls easily. It has two handles and is hand washable.
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12. Ozeri Pronto Digital Multifunction Kitchen and Food Scale
This handy digital kitchen scale makes accurately weighing cookie baking ingredients easy. It has an enlarged platform to weigh items up to 11lbs. It weighs in both ounces or grams and can subtract the weight of the bowl you use to place ingredients in. It also is small for easy storage.
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13. Norpro 8 piece Cake Decorating Set
This quality decorating set includes a sturdy pastry bag, 6 metal decorating tips, and a plastic coupler. You can add other tips too so you can decorate frosted cookies anyway you like. As a nice extra, this set comes with good recipes. Hand wash.
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14. Norpro 112 Grip-EZ Pastry Wheel
A pastry wheel can be handy for cutting out rolled cookies. And this handy pastry wheel comes with two stainless steel edges, one straight and one crinkly. It has a soft, ergonomic handle and works for left or right handed people.
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15. Oxo Good Grips Multi-Purpose Pastry Scraper/Chopper
This handy tool divides dough, cuts rolled cookies, scrapes ingredients on the counter into a hand pile and much more. It has measurements on the edge and a comfortable easy to grip handle. It is dishwasher safe.
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16. Wilton 570-1121 Easy Flex 3-Piece Silicone Spatula Set
This 3 piece set of flexible spatulas are heat resistant up to 500 degrees with smooth rounded handles. There is a small, medium, and large one for scraping out dough, scooping ingredients, and scraping down the edges of the mixing bowl. The only concern with these is the handles are less sturdy than the silicone heads. But they are easy to wash and resist stains and odors.
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17. Silicone Spatula Set of 4
This 4 pack of spatulas, two small and two large, are one piece construction so they are easy to clean and do not hold food in crevices. They are heat resistant up to 480 degrees, dishwasher safe, and come with a lifetime guarantee. The handles are durable and the silicone stain and odor resistant.
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18. Dexter-Russell 4 by 2.5 Stainless Steel and Walnut Pancake Turner
Despite the fact that this is called a pancake turner, it is actually a great cookie spatula. Remove even the most delicate cookies from the baking sheet with this thin, slightly flexible blade. This turner is well constructed from the handle down to the blade.
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19. Ateco 4.25 by .75 in Small Sized Blade Ultra Spatula
If you have done a lot of cake and cookie baking, you know how handy an off-set spatula can be. This great tool is professional quality with a thin stainless steel blade for spreading icing and frosting evenly. It can also be used as a small spatula and scraper.
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20. Cuisnart CTG-00-3MS Mesh Strainer, Set of 3
This set of mesh strainers are great for sifting dry ingredients or dusting sugar or cocoa on top of cookies. They come in 3 1/8in., 51/2in., and 7 7/8in sizes for a variety of tasks. They sit on the counter easily when not in use and are dishwasher safe though many recommend hand washing.
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21. Oxo Good Grips 3-piece Mixing Bowl Set
These colorful mixing bowls have soft handles, nonslip bottoms, and handy pouring spouts. They can scratch if you use a metal whisk or spoon with them but are otherwise durable and perform well.
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22. Microplane 40020 Classic Zester/Grater
This high quality microplane zester/grater is very sharp for finely grating lemon zest, chocolate, cinnamon, or other similar ingredients. It has a comfortable handle and is made of 18/8 stainless steel.
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23. Bamboo Wood Cooking Spoon
If you need to stir thick cookie dough or fold in some ingredients more gently than with an electric mixer, this handy wooden spoon can be a big help. It is durable with a nice rounded shape and easy to wash. It is also recommended by Cooks Illustrated.
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24. Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop
This 1 tablespoon size scoop is perfect for scooping out perfectly round, even mounds of dough for drop cookies. The heavy duty spring action and sharp edged scoop makes getting the dough out so much easier. It has a heavy duty construction and is best to hand wash it.
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25. Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press
This cylinder pushes dough through one of 14 unique steel disks to make beautiful shaped cookies. It holds enough dough for about 30 cookies and comes apart to clean. It is dishwasher safe. It also comes with recipes.
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26. Wilton Snowflake Comfort Grip Cookie Cutter
This heavy duty cookie cutter is made of stainless steel and is rust resistant. It also has a nice rubber cushion to protect hands while cutting and to keep the cutter from losing shape over time. It is 1 inch high so you can make thick or thin cookies. It is even dishwasher safe. And it comes in other shapes like flowers, a heart, and an easter egg.
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27. Wilton Push n Print Cookie Cutter Set
This cookie tool consists of a round cookie cutter and a plunger style embosser that presses a holiday design into the dough. It comes with 3 holiday designs and cleans easily. You can buy a Halloween and Easter set as well.
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28. Ateco 6-Piece Double Sided Round Cutter Set
This versatile cutting set comes with 6 graduated round metal cookie cutters. One side of each cutter is fluted, the other straight.They are great for making perfectly round cookies, pretty fluted cookies, or perfectly sized sandwich cookies.
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29. Beyond Gourmet Unbleached Parchment Paper
This handy parchment paper can be used for rolling out dough, separating shaped cookies, or as a baking paper. This product is both good quality and inexpensive because you get a big roll.
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30. King Arthur Flour
This high quality flour is a baking standard. A bit pricey but high quality it is blended to perform well every time you bake.
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31. King Arthur Unbleached Cake Flour
This high quality cake flour is excellent for more delicate cookies because cake flour has less gluten, which makes for a lighter, less chewy product.
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32. C&H Sugar Baker’s Sugar
This ultra fine cane sugar is perfect for cookies, especially thin, delicate ones that would taste grainy with regular sugar. It blends easily and quickly to leave a sugar taste without a noticeable texture.
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33. Nielsen-Massey Vanilla 8oz
High quality vanilla, though a minor ingredient, can make a big difference because it leaves a distinct flavor. This brand is intensely flavored with a nice creamy, sweet note made from Madagascar vanilla beans. You can use a bit less than with normal vanilla extract.
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34. Calumet Baking Powder
Calumet baking powder is known to be fast acting and perform consistently in baked goods.
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35. Hershey’s Unsweetened Cocoa
Hershey’s makes a classic unsweetened cocoa powder perfect for flavoring baked goods. It is non-alkalized and unsweetened with a medium chocolate flavor. It comes in a resealable bag inside a plastic container to keep fresh.
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36. C&H Pure Cane Sugar Golden Brown 32oz
For cookies that require brown sugar, C&H is a well known, reliable brand. The sugar is not made with any beet sugar for better performance at high temperatures and has a nice light molasses flavor.
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37. C&H Pure Cane Powdered Confectioners Sugar
Confectioners sugar is great for no bake cookies, dusting cookies, and making frosting. C&H makes a good confectioners sugar that is consistently sweet throughout.
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38. Quaker Oats, Old Fashioned
If you want to make oatmeal cookies, old-fashioned oats are a great choice because the larger flake holds up well while baking to give the cookies that nice chewy texture. And Quaker makes a quality product with no additives.
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39. Kraft Artificially Flavoured Caramels
These traditionally flavored caramels are made with corn syrup and cream for a nice, mild flavor. Great to use for caramel filled cookies!
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40. Ocean Spray Craisins
Craisins are a great alternative to raisins in cookie recipes because they are slightly tart and a nice deep red color. They still add a nice sweet chewiness to cookie recipes calling for raisins.
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41. Americolor Student Soft Gel Paste Food Color 12 pack kit
This excellent food coloring gel has strong coloring strength for dough, frosting, and icing. It won’t separate or weep and won’t break down when heated or frozen. This set has a nice range of colors too.
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42. Wilton 710-4065 Rainbow Nonpareils Food Decorative
These multi-colored sprinkles are a baking must have. They are versatile, easily digestible, and add a nice bit of color to your cookies.
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43. Wilton Sugar Pearls, white
These beautiful, irridescent and edible pearls add a sophisticated touch to frosted cookies They also come in a variety of colors such as gold, blue, yellow, and black.
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44. Wilton 710-039 Sparkling 5.25oz Sugar
This easy to pour decorative sugar comes in a handy container to easily sprinkle sparkly sugar over your cookies.
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45. Wilton Edible Glitter, Gold Stars
When you want to add a striking touch to your frosted cookies, gold stars can really be a show stopper. These are a bit tricky to use because they tend to stick together but if applied carefully they are really elegant.
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46. Wilton Meringue Powder 8oz
If you want to make buttercream or royal icing but don’t want to use raw egg whites, this product is a great egg substitute. It holds up well and is shelf stable.
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47. Kuhn Rikon Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Set
For a simpler, easy way to frost your cookies, these handy bottles with decorating tips are a good choice. This set comes with 5 decorating bottles and 5 interchangeable decorating tips as well as a spatula to help get the frosting in the bottles. This would be a good option for having kids help out with cookie decorating.
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48. Kitchen Elements Ultra-Flex Red Silicone Kitchen Cooking Mitt
These heat resistant baking mitts are great for pulling pans out of the oven. They are made of silicone on the outside with a soft padded liner. They are non-skid and durable and can be rinsed off or machine washed.
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49. Chef Works CSBA-BCS Chalk Stripe Bib Apron w/ Pockets
This well made unisex apron helps to keep all those cookie ingredients off your clothes while you bake. It has an adjustable neck strap and long tie strings to fit most waists. Happily it is machine washable.
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50. Wilton 909-192 Decorating Tip Poster
This poster is a handy, quick reference tool for using Wilton decorating tips. You can quickly see what each tip will produce. The poster is not laminated but is colorful and easy to read.
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There are so many handy cookie baking products out there that certainly anyone who makes cookies can find a great product on this list. Happy cookie baking!