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Cookie Know-How: Why do my cookies spread?

Cookies are the most common “from-scratch” recipe made by home bakers so, of course, the top question relates to cookie baking: Why are my cookies spreading?

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10 Secrets for Making Great Pie Crust

Of all the wonderful foods to make during the Thanksgiving season, pumpkin pie surely stands out. And, like any good pie, it all starts with the crust. Follow our 10 tips for a flaky pie crust, and people will be sure to leave room for dessert.

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Make-Ahead Cookie Baking Tips: Freezing Cookies

This is the time of year when having plenty of cookies on hand is a good idea. But, you’re also pressed for time. What to do? Look to your freezer. Yes, your freezer. Here in the Test Kitchen, we’re often asked, “Can I freeze my cookie dough?’ or “How do you freeze baked cookies?”

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The World Needs More Cookie Exchanges

Cookie exchanges have been around for at least 70 years, as documented by a 1936 newspaper article about women getting together to swap cookies. These events are still primarily “ladies only” events, hosted by relatives, friends, neighbors, women’s groups, social clubs, churches and schools.

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How Should I Pack Cookies for Mailing?

If there’s one time of year when cookies rule, it’s the holiday season. When you want to share cookies with far-away friends or family, you’ll need to take extra care to make sure the cookies don’t crumble by the time they arrive. Here are some suggestions for selecting the best cookies to send, and tips on how to pack and send them on their way.

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Land O'Lakes Test Kitchen Experts

The Test Kitchen creates the Land O'Lakes recipes you trust. Take a look behind the scenes to learn how they do it.

Friends of the Test Kitchen

Get inspired by our favorite bloggers as they invite you in their kitchen to dish on recipes and feeding those they love.

Special Guest

• Ree Drummond •

As a busy mom who writes about food, family and living on her ranch in Oklahoma, the kitchen is Ree's frontier.

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Special Guest

• Sadie •

Sadie is a creative cook who looks for culinary inspiration everywhere. Her family's small dairy farm in Minnesota has been a part of the Land O'Lakes cooperative since 2005.

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