How to Measure Brown Sugar
When measuring brown sugar, pack firmly into a dry measuring cup and level off for an accurate measurement.
Freezing Cookie Dough
Enjoy homemade cookies anytime by preparing and freezing cookie dough in advance. For slice-and-bake cookies, shape dough into logs, double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to use. Then, just thaw, slice and bake. For drop cookies, shape dough into balls, then freeze on a baking sheet. Store in a freezer-weight resealable plastic bag until ready to use. Place frozen dough balls on baking sheets, thaw and bake. For cut-out cookies, pat dough into a disk, double wrap in plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to bake, just thaw the dough, roll out, cut into shapes and bake as directed.
Place cookie dough on parchment-covered baking sheets to prevent cookies from sticking to pans and to help keep baking sheets clean between batches.
How to Store Cookies
Airtight plastic storage containers and resealable plastic bags will help keep cookies fresh longer. Metal tins are also good if the lids seal tightly. Let cookies cool completely before storing. Store crisp and soft cookies in separate containers or the crisp cookies will also become soft.