Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Handy Dandy Baking Tips

Since Christmas baking is probably well underway, here are a few helpful tips to help things go smoothly.
  • Good news, readers: most cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months, so get baking while you have time!
  • To freeze cookies, place in container in single layers with wax or parchment paper in between the layers.
  • Meringue cookies do not freeze well.
  • If you're decorating the cookies, ice them once they have thawed.
  • When chopping sticky ingredients (dates, candied fruit, etc.) give the ingredients a quick spray of Pam to chop more easily. You can spray the knife blade too.
  • For all of you royal icing fans, powdered egg whites are interchangeable with meringue powder.

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