The F&W Test Kitchen’s Kay Chun offers tips to keep in mind before going on a holiday cookie baking tear this month.
1. Invest in a Silpat. Reusable nonstick baking mats do not require greasing and will last forever. Using one prevents sticking and burning and promotes even baking.
2. Check dates on baking powder and baking soda. You also can test what’s in those old cans to make sure it’s still effective: Baking powder should bubble in hot water, baking soda should bubble in vinegar.