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Baking Magic: Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Baking Mat

by BoutiqueBaker 29 Mar 2024


A baking mat, this seemingly inconsequential tool in the kitchen, is actually a secret weapon for baking enthusiasts. It not only protects your baking tray, extending its lifespan, but also ensures even heating and prevents burning or sticking, guaranteeing perfect baking results every time.


For the Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)


  • Baking mat
  • Baking sheet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixer (stand or hand)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures your oven is at the perfect temperature for baking cookies.

  2. Prepare the Baking Mat: Place your baking mat on the baking sheet. This setup will not only help in easy cleanup but also in baking the cookies evenly.

  3. Cream the Butter and Sugars: In a mixing bowl, combine the room temperature butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat these together with a mixer on medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  4. Add Eggs: One at a time, beat in the eggs, making sure each is well incorporated before adding the next.

  5. Combine Dry Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually beat this into the butter mixture until just combined.

  6. Fold in Chocolate Chips (and Nuts): Stir in the chocolate chips and, if using, nuts until evenly distributed.

  7. Scoop Onto Baking Mat: Using a spoon or cookie scoop, drop dough balls onto the baking mat, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

  8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown. The center might seem soft but will set as it cools.

  9. Cooling: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking mat for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.


The baking mat, with its non-stick surface and easy-to-clean features, is a game-changer for both novice and experienced bakers. It not only makes the baking process smoother but also ensures consistent results. The chocolate chip cookies baked on a mat come out perfectly golden every time, with a delightful texture that's hard to achieve with traditional methods. So, the next time you embark on a baking adventure, don't forget to enlist the help of your trusty baking mat!

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