HERSHEY'S Kitchens | Expert Baking Tips

FLOUR YOUR CHIPS

Flour your chips before adding to a batter to ensure they do not sink to the bottom while cooking.

A QUICK DRIZZLE

For a quick drizzle, melt frosting and pipe or pour over cakes, cookies, brownies, etc. Top with desired toppings such as chopped nuts, coconut or chopped candies.

INVEST IN A GOOD COOKIE SCOOP

With a quality scoop, you don't have to worry about getting every ball of dough to be the same size. Best of all, the dough slides right out.

PICTURE PERFECT

When baking chocolate chip cookies, press a few chocolate chips onto the outside of the dough after the balls are on the baking sheet. They'll come out looking like cover-worthy cookies.

ALWAYS USE PARCHMENT PAPER

Everything bakes more evenly—and it makes the cleanup a breeze.

STOCK UP ON THE BASICS

Stock up on the basics: HERSHEY’S Cocoa, various HERSHEY’S Chips and HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy. These are the items you can easily add to many recipes to make them uniquely yours or seasonally focused.

CREATIVELY HIDE CRACKS

Any cracks in cheesecakes or cakes can be disguised with chocolate shavings, cocoa dusting, HERSHEY’S Chocolate Chips or other decorative candies.

Double Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

TIMESAVER

You can also mix, color and prepare royal icing bags weeks before you sit down to decorate cookies.

MIX IT UP

When baking several batches of cookies, do all the mixing at once—and do all the baking on another day.

PRE-FREEZE

Freeze cut-out cookies for 10 minutes before baking. They'll keep their shape better during baking and also rise slightly higher.

MIX AND FREEZE AHEAD OF TIME

Mix cookie batters ahead of time and freeze. That way you only need to scoop and bake during the busy holiday time.

DIP INTO MELTED HERSHEY CHIPS

Dip your baked and cooled cookie into any melted HERSHEY’S Chips for a unique little enhancement. Choose your favorite chip and microwave for 10 seconds, then stir. Repeat until melted and smooth. Dip and let dry on baking sheet or parchment paper before serving.

NICE AND CHEWY

To keep cookies soft and chewy, store them in a tightly sealed container right before they are completely cooled.

KEEP IT FRESH

Add a piece of bread to your bag or box of cookies to keep them fresh and moist. It works every time!

ENHANCE THE FLAVOR

A sprinkle of sea salt on a chocolate chip cookie brings out the flavor and will make the cookie unforgettable.