There are few things as wonderful as a freshly baked batch of cookies! For novice bakers and experts alike, the right equipment can be the difference between an okay dozen and an oh-my-gosh-these-are-the-best-cookies-ever batch.
For the bakers in your life, there are a few items that can really elevate their cookie-baking game. If your loved one has been baking for ages, he or she might prefer something a bit more unique. No matter which level they’re at, this gift guide offers practical suggestions every cookie baker will definitely use and love!
A cookie baker is only as good as their equipment, and low-quality baking sheets can ruin even a good batch of cookies!
The Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet is a sturdy baking sheet, made from natural aluminum for durability and to distribute heat evenly. Plus, they have raised edges—no worries about cookies slipping off! The sheets come in a few different sizes, perfect for making larger or smaller batches or even for older, oddly-sized ovens.
Nordic Ware Baker's Half Sheet
Durable with secure raised edges.
One of the secrets that separate skillful bakers from the less experienced is how they avoid sticking. Silicone mats provide a reliable, nonstick surface for cookies that will slide right off every time, without leaving burnt bottoms or sticky residue.
Gift your favorite baker a set of these Amazon Basics Silicone Baking Mats. The light-colored, flexible silicone creates a nonstick surface on any pan or baking sheet, and they’re super easy to clean and store afterward. Sometimes, the simple things really do make the biggest difference!
Amazon Basics Silicone Baking Mats
The nonstick secret.
Stable, multitiered cooling racks are ideal for making the most of counter space, while also providing plenty of room for multiple trays of cookies. In other words, they’re a must-have for holiday baking, and beyond.
Choose something simple and easy-to-store, like the Wilton Excelle Elite Three-Tier Cooling Rack. It even folds down for easy storage. The racks themselves also have a nonstick coating perfect for fresh-from-the-oven cookies to evenly cool.
Wilton Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Racks
Three tiers of even, easy cooling.
You’d be surprised what a high-quality set of glass measuring cups can do. Glass just makes it much easier to get precise measurements, which is important for all bakers. They also won’t absorb odors from anything measured in them.
Bakers will appreciate this Pyrex Set of three, each of which features different measurements, for a high degree of accuracy for both liquid or dry ingredients. Plus, they’re sturdy enough to use for small-scale melting as well, like those chocolate chips.
Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup Set
Accurate and durable.
The secret to uniform, perfectly-sized cookies? A cookie dough scoop! For bakers looking for a more precise appearance in their cookies, a scoop is the easy fix they’ll definitely want in their kitchens.
Some bakers might just be using the ice cream scoop shortcut, but this JSDOIN Scoop Set is exclusively for cookies. Each scoop has an easy-release mechanism, and the set includes three different sizes for any size cookie they’re making.
JSDOIN Cookie Scoop Set
For perfect, evenly sized cookies, every time.
There are several advantages to stainless-steel measuring spoons and cups. First, they’re just incredibly practical because, not only are they durable, but they’re also easy to clean. Second, they’re far more attractive than the cheap plastic kind. If your favorite baker likes to show off their tools or use them as décor, these will look perfect hanging on a hook by their stove.
We like the Accmor 11 Piece Set because it includes all the most commonly used measurements.
Accmor 11 Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Set
An accurate, durable, and precise set.
Cookies are an incredibly broad group of baked goods, so there’s always room for more recipes. A cookbook packed with fun new recipes is the perfect gift for anyone, from kitchen novices to longtime bakers.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Creative Cookie Decorating for Everyone
Emily Hutchinson’s collection is a cookie cookbook with a twist. Rather than the same basic recipes, this book offers plenty of techniques and ideas for decorating cookies like a pro. Any cookie baker looking to up their skills can learn from these techniques and recipes.
The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies, & Bars
Takes cookie-, brownie-, and bar-baking to the next level. This collection from America’s Test Kitchen starts with the basics, but then moves on to more advanced techniques. This cookbook will help any baker elevate their skills and give them the confidence to tackle any recipe, any time.
These gifts are sure to delight any baker in the family, but especially those cookie fanatics. And who knows? You might even be inspired to pick up a cookie sheet or two yourself.