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How to Make Cookies


How to Make Bar Cookies
Bar cookies are a cross between cake and cookies. The dough is baked in a pan and then cut into pieces.
  1. Combine ingredients until blended.

    Mix the ingredients until they are thoroughly blended.
    Mix the ingredients until they
    are thoroughly blended.


  2. Spread batter evenly into shallow baking pan. Always use the pan size called for in the recipe. Using a different size will affect the cookies' texture; a smaller pan will result in a more cake-like texture and a larger pan will produce a drier texture.

    Evenly coat the bottom of a baking pan with the mixture.
    Evenly coat the bottom of a
    baking pan with the mixture.


  3. Bake as recipe directs. Before cutting, most bar cookies should cool in the pan on a wire rack until just warm. To make serving easy, remove a corner piece first, and then remove the rest.

    When the batter cools, cut into bars.
    When the batter cools, cut into bars.

  4. To make cutting even easier, line the baking pan with foil, shiny side up, allowing a 2-inch overhang on sides. Cookie can then be lifted out of pan before cutting.

    Lining your pan with foil will allow you to remove your cookie easily.
    Lining your pan with foil will allow
    you to remove your cookie easily.

Drop everything and take a look at the next section on making drop cookies.

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