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Cookie Essentials Free Printable ~ How to Make Cookies

“Mom, I want to learn how to make cookies!”  Making cookies was one of the first things I learned to bake as a child.  I have fond memories of flipping through my favorite cookie cookbook looking for the next batch we would make.  Baking cookies is such a fun way for generations to spend a day together making memories in the kitchen.  Getting started is simple. You just need a few cookie essentials and you are ready to go!  To help you out, I’ve created this free printable you can laminate and let your kids use to get ready for baking! 

Cookie Essentials Free Printable ~ How to Make Cookies

Click to Print: Cookie Essentials


First things first, you need to have your pantry stocked.  Most cookie recipes call for some simple pantry items you should have on hand such as:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Eggs
  • Milk

Having these items on hand will surely get you started on any recipe and depending on what you are making you may need additional items such as molasses, brown sugar, icing, add-ins like chocolate chips, nuts, etc…  

Next I like to make sure I have my favorite cooking tools ready and available:

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mixing Spoon or Stand Mixer
  • Wax Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cutting Board Mat
  • Measuring Cups (I use a large Pyrex for wet ingredients and scoops for dry)
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cookie Scoop
  • Cookie Cutter Assortment
  • Frosting Decorating Kit


Of course you will need some fun cookie cutters too! 























Now you have the essentials, how about some recipes to get you started!


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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother to 2 girls, 3 dogs, 5 cats, and 17 chickens! Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for pairing food with travel and wine. She is Marketing Director at Crimson Vine Marketing, Social Media Specialist at Cougar Digital Marketing, and a Dental Hygienist in her spare time... but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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  1. G’day and terrific post Tracey! Thank you so much for including my cookies!
    Sharing the love for you today!
    Cheers! Joanne

  2. This is a terrific post. Love all the helpful tips, perfect for getting the kids involved. Thanks for sharing the cookie recipes :).


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