cookie baking organization ideas

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.

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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.
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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.cookie baking organization ideas oxo containers

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.cookie baking organization ideas oxo storage containers

cookie baking organization ideasAn 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.cookie baking organization ideas , cookie cutter organization

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.

cookie cutter storage 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.   cookie-baking-organization-tips

 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.                                                               

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

    1. 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.

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  3. 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!

    1. 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.

  4. 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!

    1. 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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