Line Cookie Sheets for Easy Cleanup
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Lining cookie sheets with parchment paper or nonstick baking mats eliminates the need for greasing. Liners also make it possible to lift a whole batch of cookies at once -- and they make cleanup easy.
How to Cool Cookie Sheets Between Batches
If baking cookies in batches, you can reuse a hot baking sheet by running it under cold water until it is completely cool, and then drying it thoroughly.
Avoid Overmixing the Batter
Don't overmix cookie dough or brownie batter once the dry ingredients have been added; doing so would overdevelop the gluten, which could hinder tenderness and result in an unpleasant texture.
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