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Dough Prep: Baking
Finally it is time to fill your home with the magical smell of baking cookies! Here are a few important tips:
1. Bake on shiny, heavy baking sheets. Dark or thin pans will burn your cookies faster than anything. You've worked so hard on your beautiful dough! Don't let dark, thin sheets ruin it!
2. Always place cut dough on cool baking sheets. Placing the dough on a warm or hot pan will cause excessive spreading. A really easy way to accomplish this is to use 3 baking sheets. By the time you've used the 3rd sheet, the first one will be cool enough. If you don't have 3 sheets, an easy way to cool one down is to remove cookies, pick up the empty pan with a pot holder and wave it back and forth like you're fanning Cleopatra! You'll look a little funny, but your pan will cool off fast! (Please don't forget to take the cookies off first!!)