The 10 Best Baking Tools for Cookies

The secret to delicious cookies is having a great recipe… and the best baking tools to make ’em. Here are our top 10 favorite baking accessories (plus some extras!) to help bake scrumptious cookies every time.

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When I was a sophomore in college and still technically a fine arts student, I spent the last two weeks of school baking cookies for my friends while they prepared for and took their exams.

You see, I had turned in my final art projects, so I had all the time in the world. So I decided I would surprise them all with platters of homemade Tea Cake Cookies and Easy Sugar Cookie Icing as an early Christmas present.

One thing that was a challenge, though, was that I didn’t have the right baking tools to make the cookies, so it took longer than expected.

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      Why do I need these specific products to bake cookies?

      Listen, I’ve baked a lot of cookies in my day… and I cannot stress enough about having the proper tools to make them.

      Why? While these baking accessories and tools might be a bit of a splurge, if you’re seriously into cookies, they are helpful for baking cookies.

      For example…

      • The proper baking products help you mix your cookie dough consistently. (Also, mixing cookie dough with a whisk by hand is exhausting.)
      • The proper baking accessories help your cookies bake evenly.
      • The proper baking supplies help you decorate cookies at home with the kids (or your housemates!) or at a cookie decorating party.

      Also, depending on the type of cookie you’re baking, you may or may not need some of these tools.

      For example, if you’re making a drop cookie like a Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will need a cookie scoop. You won’t need a rolling pin or some other baking supplies.

      However, if you’re baking Raspberry Linzer Snowflake Cookies, you’ll need that rolling pin and cookie cutters. You will not need a cookie scoop.

      Some essential baking tools you might want/need include…

      • Baking sheets or sheet pans
      • Stand mixer
      • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat
      • Food processor
      • Cooling rack
      • Mixing bowls
      • Measuring cups and spoons

      Scroll on below to see my recommended brands and tools…

      A cookie scoop holds a no bake cookie on a baking sheet with others

      What are the best cookies to make with these baking accessories?

      Like I said above, every cookie recipe requires a different combination of tools to make ’em happen.

      That said, here are some of my family’s personal favorite cookies to bake:

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      The secret to delicious cookies is having a great recipe… and the best baking tools to make 'em. Here are our top 10 favorite baking accessories to help bake scrumptious cookies every time.

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      Bonus Cookie Baking Tools and Products

      Because sometimes, you need some extra things to make the best cookies. Right? Right.

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      Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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      1. I love my Kitchenaid Standmixer for all things baking… and I just picked up a food grinder and cookie attachment for it.
        I also got that exact cooling wrack at Target last week 🙂

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