Wednesday Want I have one of my very favorite tools- the humble metal scoop. It's technically an ice cream scoop but I don't use mine for that, ever. I love this scoop for making the most typical cookies into something special. You could use store bought dough and scoop them out and they would come out perfectly shaped, bake evenly, and look like a million bucks (but making the dough is my favorite part, so I never do that!)
The same goes for cupcakes- I use a scoop this size for the perfect cupcake. Not only does a scoop make the job of dishing out the dough or batter (that used to be my least favorite part) much quicker, it's also much more effective. That's the best. I also use a cookie scoop to make gorgeous pancakes and be a hero to all the carb lovers in my house.
There's a ton of different sizes available- I have three or four. This one is a pretty good baseline- as well as the one tablespoon scoop. My mom also has a hard to find, tiny teaspoon scoop that makes the most adorable tiny cookies. They're easy to find at Target, TJ Maxx, or Pampered Chef. Just make sure to get one with all metal parts- the plastic ones aren't worth anything! Do you have a favorite use for cookie scoops (besides ice cream?) Come back for cake on By The Book Friday- I owe a friend a German Chocolate Cake, so if you have a great recommendation please let me know!