Baking homemade cookies will be a lot more enjoyable when you have the right tools and equipment. Here’s a list of items which will help insure cookie best airbrush kit for cake decorating baking success.

Baking Pans and Cookie Sheets: Can be found in a multitude of styles and materials. Dark metal pans absorb heat and can cause cookies and brownies to brown more quickly. Shiny metal pans reflect heat making them perfect for more delicate baked treats. Air-cushioned sheets provide extra protection from burning but ensure it is difficult to obtain golden brown cookies. Glass pans carry heat better so your oven temperature must be adjusted down 25 degrees when using them. I prefer dull, light colored durable aluminum baking pans. Basic pan sizes you will want in your collection include:

9 X 13-inch
8-inch square
9-inch square
9-inch round
Cookie sheets with or without sides. Although many books suggest rimless pans for baking cookies, I’ve 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 designed for measuring

Measuring Cups: A 2-cup glass or plastic one for liquids that has a spout and a couple of dry graduated measuring cups

Spatulas: One thin metal spatula for removing cookies from the pan and a couple of 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 among the best inexpensive cookie making tools

Microplane: An excellent tool for zesting and grating zest from citrus fruit and chocolate

Silicone baking pan liners: Make clean-up a piece of cake and are available in a multitude of sizes. With a silicone liner you are able to forgo greasing cookie sheets too. Just be sure to not cut them.

Parchment Paper: An essential aid for quick and easy baking. Obtainable in both rolls and sheets, I bake all my cookies on parchment lined sheets for easy and simple clean-up

Wire Racks: For cooing your cookies and brownies

Electric Mixer: I really like my KitchenAid mixers, both hand-held and standing versions, for making brownies and cookies. If you only bake occasionally or have limited space, focus on one or the other. If you bake a lot, you’ll eventually want both.

Food Processor: I am a fan of Cuisinart food processors. They can really speed up the process for most kitchen tasks like chopping, grating, shredding, and pureeing. Get one that has at the very least a 6-cup capacity.