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Jif® Peanut Butter Makes Your Holiday Cookies The Envy of Any Exchange

12/7/2010

For the best-ever cookies, follow these simple tips:

  • Preheat oven 10 to 15 minutes before you begin baking cookies
  • Use good ingredients: Jif Peanut Butter, real vanilla extract, good quality chocolate and cocoa
  • Read the recipe completely before gathering all ingredients and equipment
  • Unless otherwise specified, all baking ingredients should be at room temperature
  • Measure carefully and accurately
  • Don't over mix the dough too much after adding the flour, or cookies will be tough
  • Place cookie dough on cold cookie sheets
  • Leave space, generally about 2 inches, between cookies in case they spread
  • Rotate cookie sheets, from top to bottom and front to back, halfway through baking time
  • Check cookies before the minimum baking time- even a minute can make a difference
  • Since cookies will have carryover cooking when they're out of the oven, they should still look a little underdone and barely light brown around the edges
  • Cool the cookies on the cookie sheets set on wire cooling racks for just a minute or two, or until you can lift them with a spatula without breaking them. Cool completely on wire racks.
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