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For Perfectly Round Cookies, Scoop Your Cookie Dough

I found this scoop & release cookie dropper the other day and immediately balked. While it might seem like a genius idea, I've got a great tip that works just as well. Instead of investing $9 on a cookie dropper, why not spend the same amount on an ice cream scooper instead? I use mine every time I make cookies. It's a great way to come up with uniform drops for even baking, and the perfectly round scoop creates perfectly round cookies, making your cookies look like they came from a professional bakery! Just remember, that a larger scoop size will create a larger cookie, meaning longer baking time. And conversely a smaller scoop will create smaller cookies, meaning a shorter baking time.

Source: Kitchen Contraptions

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CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
I've been using a small 1" diameter ice cream scoop. It makes perfect sized cookies.
sls1825 sls1825 8 years
I've been using an ice cream scooper for years to make my cookies. It's so easy and every cookie turns out the same size.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
oh i also forgot...pre-made dough! lol nothing like those little brickettes the cookies come in. and nothing like eating them raw! late-night college snack!
redsugar redsugar 8 years
It's another uni-tasker. Definitely go for the scoop.
rainonme224 rainonme224 8 years
i've used the ice cream scoop before too and love it. I usually forget to use it until almost the end though.
Isis_ Isis_ 8 years
love it, must not try to remember to buy one
ellenmarie ellenmarie 8 years
I'll have to try that one!
saffy1227 saffy1227 8 years
need to try that.
txhottie txhottie 8 years
great tip!
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
I always make drop cookies unless the recipe specifically tells me to roll it into a ball (ie pecan balls).
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
p.s Although this idea will not fly with my grandmother who makes the PERFECT round cookie - every time. It's freaky!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 8 years
I love it. I hate when I make cookies and they are not quite the same size. The cooking time always make me burn them.
sonnabobble sonnabobble 8 years
me too lala....cooking isn't fun unless you get a bit messy.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
is it just me or does anyone else roll the cookie dough into balls by hand? sometimes i use two spoons: one to scoop up the dough and the other to help place the dough on the cookie sheet.
AutumnWind AutumnWind 8 years
I've been using the ice cream scooper for a while now too.
darkbeauty darkbeauty 8 years
Perfectly round cookies freak me out. They just don't look homemade. I'm weird, I know. :P
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 8 years
you know i always think of using an ice cream scoop until i get down to making them and i forget! :oops: this is a great tip for people like me that make very uneven cookies that tend to spread out and become connected!
rb24 rb24 8 years
I totally agree an ice cream scooper is the best tool!
1missy 1missy 8 years
great.
crispet1 crispet1 8 years
Excellent tip!
jmmst49 jmmst49 8 years
In my house we have for years used an ice cream scoop for cookies. Actually our old one got lost and it was like a huge expedition to find a new one that was the perfect size.
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