Sharing some Cookie Baking Organization Ideas to get your pantry organized and your ovens going.
Happy National Homemade Cookie Day. I have been busy baking a variety of cookies for the past 2 days. I have also baked 16 dozen of cut-out sugar cookies for Halloween but they are not decorated yet. My grandchildren love when I bake them cookies.
Since I bake a lot of cookies, I feel that over the years I have come up with some good ideas on keeping my ingredients and cookie cutters organized.
I want to share some of the things that I do and would love to hear about your creative ideas.
The best things ever invented were the OXO storage containers. I have been using them for a few years.
On one shelf, I have different flours, confectioner sugar and brown sugar in them. I do not use canisters in my kitchen anymore. The tops on these are so wide that I just scoop out my ingredients with the measuring cup.
On this pull-out shelf in my pantry I keep different kinds of baking chips, nuts, coconut, graham cracker crumbs, and coarse sugar in them.
Again, I can just scoop out the amounts I need with a measuring cup. I also have them on my other pantry shelves for all dry ingredients.
An inexpensive storage idea I use on this shelf is plastic silverware holders that I got at the Dollar Store. I can line my coloring pastes and extracts in them and if I have any that drip or spill, I can just wipe them out. It is easy to find the item I am looking for much quicker this way.
Here is another find from the Dollar Store or Wal-Mart. These are the plastic ice cube containers that fit in some freezers. I sort my cookie cutters by the occasion and label them. They fit great on one of my pantry shelves.
I keep the cards the cookie cutters come on and they slide right down the inside of the container. Now I need to find some more of these as I have bought more cookie cutters.
I use one clear plastic container to keep my cupcake papers organized and another one to keep my decorating items together. These were not the OXO but a Better Homes & Garden brand. They were less expensive.I can slide them over my cookie cutter containers in the cabinet.
My grandchildren love to be in the kitchen baking and cooking. I try to teach them good habits such as hand-washing, cleanliness, and organization. You are never too young to start good habits.
Please feel free to share your cookie baking organization ideas, I am always interested.
10 thoughts on “COOKIE BAKING ORGANIZATION IDEAS”
You are so organized, Pam!!! Thanks for sharing these fabulous ideas! Do the OXO containers work well for the brown sugar? I use the glass containers with kids just because I like the way they look displayed in my kitchen, but the brown sugar has to stay in the bag.
They do work well for the brown sugar! I love them for everything.
I love your creative organization ideas here! You make a good point about being able to just scoop what you need right from the Oxo container. That is definitely a downside to the giant mason jars I use. (A lot more mess.)
Thank you for visiting my blog. I have all of my dry ingredients like oatmeal, pastas, crackers etc in them. When I am baking, I just set the flour &sugars out on the counter and it truly is less mess. I did use the mason jars in the past too.
Lovely looking cookies! I would love to raid your kitchen! 😀 Visiting for Thursday Favourite Things. 🙂
Thank you! I have never been on this Thursday Favourite Things so I am making my way thru the other blogs. I LOVE the name of yours and will visit it next. I love reading new blogs and feel like I am making new friends.
Your kitchen is much better organized than mine so thank you for the ideas! I especially love the silverware tray idea for food colors in part because I have so many of them! Great ideas, thank you!
Thank you but I bet yours is perfectly organized. I do like the silverware trays too. I am always a little messy with food colorings and extracts. I had no idea what I would find that day so I just walked around in the Dollar store & Wal-Mart looking at every kitchen item.
You are awesomely organized!!! And how smart to cook ahead and be ready early.
I usually do my baking with long distance grandkids in their home, so I stop on the way and pick up slice and bake cookies and toppings and we have a grand old time. Any way you slice it – time with our grandkids is a sweet joy, indeed! 🙂
Have a terrific week!
You are so right that it really does not matter what kind of cookie dough we use…the grandkids love sharing the time with us and have fun baking & decorating cookies. You have the right idea.
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