4 Tools for Better Holiday Cookies

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By SAVEUR Editors

Published on December 19, 2015

Paul Cunningham's Danish Christmas Cookies

Although chef Paul Cunningham knows his way around a kitchen (check out his epic Danish Christmas Feast for friends), when it comes to baking cookies, he defers to his mother-in-law, Kitty Læby, who's been making her Christmas cookies for more than 50 years. Her simple but sublime kager—some flavored minimally with butter and sugar, others with spices and nuts—are all about precision.

Use a Kitchen Scale

OXO Good Grips 11-lb. Scale

    Get Uniform Dough with Rolling Pin Bands

    Evendough Rolling Pin Bands
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      Pipe with a Cookie Press

      Kuhn Rikon Clear Cookie Press
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        Control the Heat with a Great Oven

        Wolf Built-in Ovens
        Wolf Built-in Ovens

        Many directions for baking cookies and cakes will advise you to rotate your baking pan or sheet halfway through cooking, a directive that attempts to correct uneven heating in ovens. In the Saveur Test Kitchen, we bake breads, cookies, cakes, and pies in our trusted Wolf oven, no rotating necessary.
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