Hello Cookie Lovers,

Hope that you all are well. Let us dedicate this issue of Smart Cookies to all fathers.

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities. If you choose to eat and play with nature, keep leaves of these flowers away from foods, especially chocolate. These leaves are very toxic.

Amaryllis Azalea Caladium
Daffodil Delphinium Dieffenbachia
English Ivy Hydrangea Jonquil
Larkspur Laurel Lily of the Valley
Mistletoe Narcissus Oleander

Enjoy a safe summer!

Recently Posted Recipes

Tips for Crispy, Crunchy Homemade Cookies

Secrets to Baking Perfect Cookies

Recently Posted Recipes

Orange Cranberry Cookies – Perfect for Picnics.
Featuring freshly-squeezed orange juice and dried cranberries, orange cranberry cookies are a great source of energy for outdoor activities.

Whoopie Pies – Searching for Their Origin.
Other interesting names, origin of, and recipes for whoopie pies.

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Peanut Butter Filling.
Ingredients and baking directions for chocolate whoopie pies.

Sweet Walnut Logs – Easy and Irresistible.
Ingredients and baking suggestions for irresistible walnut logs.

A Gluten Free Diet With Soy Flour.
Introducing a nutritious, protein rich ingredient in any gluten free diet, soy flour.

Tips for Crispy, Crunchy Homemade Cookies

Secrets to Baking Perfect Cookies

You heard it all by now. Don’t overbake, don’t overmix, do use good quality ingredients. Well, here is one more “do” for your list – do use proper baking or cookie sheets. Reasons are:

Keep surface of cookie sheets as scratch-free as possible. Wash them in hot, sudsy water using a non-abrasive scouring pad. Remove cookies using a nylon spatula made for use with non-stick pans.

Finally, never place dough on hot cookie sheets because it will melt before even going into the oven. Bake one sheet at a time in the center of oven, and your homemade cookies will likely come out evenly baked.

Until next time ……..Keep on baking!

Published date: June 15, 2011

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