26 November 2007

Bar cookies save trips to the oven (and burned cookies)

Jill from Atlanta shares the practical realities of baking cookies with little kids in the house:

I love baking cookies with my kids. But the multiple batches, each in the oven for 9-11 minutes seems to always become a problem.  Seems like they have a meltdown just before the oven timer rings, or someone needs help in the bathroom NOW, or something else happens and I burn a tray or two before we're done.  My answer came on the bag of chocolate chips.  Now I do the pan cookies with the same batter, but now it cooks once for 20 minutes and we're done and ready to eat.

Yum... homemade cookies right out of the oven (can you smell them?)

RelatedPerfect first baking project: Blondies

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I started making bar cookies shortly after my son was born. Suddenly the time needed to drop individual cookies on a number of sheets and rotate them all through the oven just wasn't there anymore.

Bar cookies seem harder to overcook/burn, and they in storage they seem to hold their moisture longer than their singleton counterparts. I suspect we'll be making bar cookies for the next decade and beyond.

I agree, bar cookies are the way to go for quicker baking batches!

Try cutting with shaped cookie cutters for fun.

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