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Kitchen HACK: How to Bake Better COOKIES


Do your cookies always come out flat and runny? Here's what you should do.

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Cookies are the beginner baker's go-to recipe. Whether to bring to parties or to nibble on as a midnight treat, cookies are a guaranteed crowdpleaser. But somehow, they can be so easy to mess up!

Too much sugar and incorrect oven temperature are among that many factors that can cause cookies to spread too thin on the tray. Baking IS a science, and WE are imperfect humans. So instead of stressing over your next batch, take a second to learn the secret to better cookies.

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The technique: use a muffin pan!

Scoop out your cookies as your normally would. Just place each one into their own muffin cup and flatten at the bottom. This will prevent the cookies from spreading and melding into each other. It will also give your cookies a more uniform shape and a softer texture.

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  • 2 large water or soda bottles (empty)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Ready 2 large plastic bottles, cleaned and dried.
  3. Add 1 cup of flour to each bottle.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of sugar to each.
  5. Melt butter, then add equal halves to each bottle.
  6. Add 6 eggs, 3 in each.
  7. Add 1/2 tbsp of baking powder to each.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream to each.
  9. Shake the bottles thoroughly until the contents are well mixed.
  10. In one of the bottles only, add the cocoa powder.
  11. Beginning with the cocoa powder mixture, add a dolop of batter to the center of a circular
  12. baking tin. Do the same with the other mixture, placing the dolop directly in the center of the previous one.
  13. Continue with alternating additions of each mixture until all batter is used and the tin is full.
  14. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

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