As we started this baking adventure, we realized we needed some basic kitchen conveniences and upgrades. Below is a list of items we purchased recently and actively enjoy using in our kitchens. Note, our decision to purchase these items was not influenced by any kind of sponsorship.
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Silicone Baking Mats
We like how evenly cookies bake on silicone mats versus parchment paper. Plus, they are easy to wipe down and get ready for the next batch of cookies! Silpat was the only brand that didn’t emit any odors or discolor easily.
Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat, Half Sheet Size, 11-5/8 x 16-1/2 (#Ad)
If you have an electric stand mixer, you know how tedious it can be to scrape the batter off the whisk and back into the bowl. This little insert has saved us so much time when switching between attachments, and with clean-up in general. It’s only available for 4.5qt and 5qt mixers.
Whisk Wiper PRO for Stand Mixers (#Ad)
Electric Stand Mixer
So… much… easier…. We prefer the larger six quart bowl, but wish it had a tilting head like the five quart machines.
KitchenAid 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Pro Stand Mixer /
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (#Ad)
These often go on sale at Costco each fall, too. Jerret bought one the KitchenAid eBay store. Beth got hers at Bed Bath & Beyond.
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Finding the right measuring cup and spoon becomes much easier when they are color coded. Plus, this set includes those hard to find items like 3/4 cup, 3/4 teaspoon, 4 teaspoon, 2/3 tablespoon that save time and ensure accuracy.
Wildone Measuring Cups & Spoons Set of 18 (#Ad)
Silicone Oven Mitts
Protect your forearms! How many accidental burns can one survive retrieving cookies from the oven?
Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt (#Ad)
We like these for consistent-sized drop cookies.
Gorilla Grip Premium Stainless Steel, Spring-Loaded Scoops (#Ad)
1, 1.5, and 2 Tablespoon sizes.
Rolling Pin Bands
We use these to ensure even thickness for our cut-out cookies.
Regency Wraps Evendough Bands Rolling Pin Rings (#Ad)