When rolling out cookies, use confectioners' sugar instead of flour to dust the work surface and rolling pin. There will be no telltale traces of white powder on the cookies after baking.
-- From Gale Gand, author of "Gale Gand's Short + Sweet: Quick Desserts With Eight Ingredients or Less" (Clarkson Potter, 2004)
Measures for measures
It's nice to have a lot of one-cup cups to park in the canister with the flour or sugar. But it's hard to find a one-cup cup that isn't surrounded by a family of measuring cups.
That's why we grabbed about five of these aluminum one-cup cups from Better Housewares. They run about $3 each, and are available at many hardware and kitchen supply stores.
At five inches in diameter, these snow-white stoneware MOTTO bowls from Ikea are the right size for solo servings of latte, cereal or soup.
And at 50 cents each, they're the perfect price for setting a dozen out at gatherings filled with nuts, olives, even cranberry sauce.
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