Baking homemade cookies will be a lot more enjoyable when you have the right equipment and tools. Here’s a list of items which can help insure cookie baking success.
9 X 13-inch
Cookie sheets with or without sides. Although many books suggest rimless pans for baking cookies, I have had great success using rimmed half sheet pans.
Bowls: Small, medium, and large mixing bowls in glass or stainless steel.
Wooden Spoons: Ideal for stirring brownies batter
Measuring Spoons: A couple of sets of graduated spoons designed specifically for measuring
Measuring Cups: A 2-cup glass or plastic one for liquids which has a spout and a set of dry graduated measuring cups
Spatulas: One thin metal spatula for removing cookies from the pan and several plastic spatulas for scraping cookie dough and brownie batter from bowls into baking pans
Whisks: One or two medium to large whisks for mixing both dry and wet ingredients
Ice Cream Scoops: Small ice cream scoops make easy, speedy work of dropping cookie dough onto pans. They’re one of the best inexpensive cookie making tools
Microplane: A wonderful tool for zesting and grating zest from citric fruit and chocolate
Silicone baking pan liners: Make clean-up a piece of cake and are available in a wide variety of sizes. With a silicone liner you are able to forgo greasing cookie sheets too. Be sure that you not cut them.
Parchment Paper: An essential aid for fast and simple baking. Obtainable in both rolls and sheets, I bake all my cookies on parchment lined sheets for the easiest clean-up
Wire Racks: For cooing your cookies and brownies
Electric Mixer: I love my KitchenAid mixers, both hand-held and standing versions, to make brownies and cookies. In the event that you only bake occasionally or have limited space, start with one or the other. In the event that you bake a lot, you’ll eventually want both.
Food Processor: I’m a fan of Cuisinart food processors. They can really speed up the procedure for many kitchen tasks like chopping, grating, shredding, and pureeing. Get one that has at least a 6-cup capacity.