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Updated: Jan 12




Hi friends! One thing I get asked A LOT from fellow bakers is which products I use for any number of baking supplies and tools for my home bakery business.


Here are some of my favorite products that I use constantly for my cookie baking. I'll be adding to it as I have time! Have questions or specific requests? Let me know and I'm happy to share more about what I've used for my business.


Baking Tools and Equipment

Cookie scoop (4 tablespoon; my "go-to" scoop): https://amzn.to/4aQDkuy

Cookie scoop (2.5 tablespoon; I use this for cookie sandwiches): https://amzn.to/3NXpPiZ

Cookie scoop - tiny, 1 teaspoon: https://amzn.to/4aUjD54

Cookie scoop - gigantic, half cup(ish): https://amzn.to/48xKKBq

Cookie sheets; I own 40 of these and they're the largest I've found that fit in my standard-size residential oven: https://amzn.to/48oDHew

Countertop tiered cooling rack; this is what I used in my kitchen prior to moving to the large rolling cooling rack. This one is perfect if you're short on space and/or find yourself working with a few cookie sheets at a time: https://amzn.to/3tPLHWS

Food storage containers with airtight lids; these are so handy for keeping cookie mix-ins and toppings fresh: https://amzn.to/3HjgVsu

Rolling rack for cooling and cookie storage: https://amzn.to/3TTHtYP

Cover for rolling rack; I use this if I'm letting cookies sit overnight: https://amzn.to/3tI3RK5

Electric hand mixer; perfect for when your stand mixer is in use for something else. I tried so many hand mixers and this one has been the best and most powerful: https://amzn.to/48SWqyF

Bowl covers; I use these for my KitchenAid 8qt bowls when I measure out dry ingredients the night before baking: https://amzn.to/3tCbKkh

Springform pans 9"; I have half a dozen of these and this version is the best! https://amzn.to/3tK453g

Springform pan set 4"; these are fun for making small versions of deep dish cookie cakes: https://amzn.to/3vtAwDP

Extra bowls for 8qt KitchenAid; super helpful if you like to measure/prep all your batches at once: https://amzn.to/3HaEymT

Extra flat beater attachment for 7/8qt KitchenAid; saves time when switching from one flavor to another: https://amzn.to/3TT2vXn

Parchment sheets; so much more economical than buying rolls of Reynolds parchment: https://amzn.to/47AWPEY

Parchment circles; I use these for cookie cakes: https://amzn.to/3ROKSW0

Food-safe gloves: https://amzn.to/3TLPPSi

Piping tip set; these are essential for frosting treats: https://amzn.to/3TSQJwb

Piping bags; perfect for drizzling melted chocolate, frosting treats, and cookie kits: https://amzn.to/3RSBGA1

Plastic containers with airtight lids; some use these for meal prepping, I use them to store nuts in the freezer (put in a ziplock bag first), or other mix-ins that need to be frozen (truffles, fudge, frosting balls, etc.): https://amzn.to/4aTCOfo

Gallon storage bags; I use the Amazon brand and they've been great! I use them constantly to store mix-ins and cookies in the freezer/cabinet/etc.: https://amzn.to/41ZwYFa

The best rolling pin on the planet for consistent results: https://amzn.to/47BzEKm

Large offset spatula; I use this for spreading frosting on cookie cakes: https://amzn.to/48pNlgV

Small offset spatula; I use this for spreading frosting on cookies: https://amzn.to/3vq9Gwi

Giant, awesome, deep pan that I use for baking layered cookie bars: https://amzn.to/47nj5SB

Baking rings; I use these for brownies and any cookie that has a tendency to spread: https://amzn.to/41QFWok

Sprinkle grabber; I resisted this for years, but it's super helpful: https://amzn.to/3RSxIHz

Cake knife and server set; I use these for slicing and photographing cookie cakes: https://amzn.to/48qty0O

Powder shakers; I use these for sprinkling cinnamon and powdered sugar: https://amzn.to/3Ha3JWM

Heart-shaped silicone pan; I use this for heart-shaped cookies for Valentine's Day: https://amzn.to/3vA0NQx

Mini muffin pan; makes 24 tiny muffins OR the cutest little cookie cups: https://amzn.to/4aP13eO

Mix and Chop tool; lots of different brand options, but the PC one is the most durable I've found. I have a few of these and use them to crush cookies, candies, nuts, etc: https://amzn.to/47qhZpb

Mini spatula/scraper/mixing tool; literally all of my spatulas are Pampered Chef brand because it's the only kind I've found that actually lasts: https://amzn.to/47A87ZQ

Mini serving tool; I use this for reshaping cookies that need a little help when fresh out of the oven: https://amzn.to/3vCxQ6y

Large metal spatula; this PC tool is excellent quality and is super helpful when I'm trying to remove a giant cookie bar from the pan: https://amzn.to/3vyS3ub

Long skinny spatula; another PC tool I use just about every time I bake: https://amzn.to/3tNFD0Z

Mixing and scooping spatula; if I had to choose just one spatula for the rest of my life, this is the one I'd go with. I have half a dozen in my kitchen and use them daily: https://amzn.to/3ROcfQa

Oven mitts; these are long, durable, and great quality: https://amzn.to/3tKUmd7

Food scale; absolutely could not function as a baker without this scale: https://amzn.to/48J6HgC

KitchenAid 8 quart mixer; I'm obsessed with my mixer and the efficiency its brought to my bakery business - bonus, it's super easy to find extra attachments so you can wash dishes less frequently during those marathon baking days. Yes, it's an investment, but a worthwhile one: https://amzn.to/3RS0rMP

Kitchen shoes; no, they're not pretty, but they sure help when you're on your feet for a marathon baking session: https://amzn.to/3tKVvRX

Apron; durable, functional, and a classic style: https://amzn.to/3tF6Lzj

Intensive repair lotion; this stuff is truly the best and I've subscribed and saved for years. Definitely helpful when you're a baker and washing your hands 100 times per day: https://amzn.to/3tUBKqX

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Heat sealer; durable and reliable: https://amzn.to/3tMLgfY

Small thermal printer; I use this for printing my disclaimer ("this product was produced in a home bakery..." labels. Super easy to use and the most economical option for labeling I've found: https://amzn.to/48IqBbE

Rolls of labels for thermal printer above: https://amzn.to/3TT7Zlg

Case to store printer, charging cable, and labels - helpful to keep it all together: https://amzn.to/3TUFhQY

Bakery tissue paper for packing orders: https://amzn.to/3HfFcQb

Spool of black and white cotton twine; I use this to package cookie orders: https://amzn.to/3tPYV5Q

Spool of red and white cotton twine; I use this for Christmas and Valentine's order packaging: https://amzn.to/3TTYwKn

Plain white gable boxes; this is my go-to box for packing up 6 cookies: https://amzn.to/3NY5J8i

Kraft paper bags in a medium size that work great for holding clamshell containers referenced below and the plain white gable boxes: https://amzn.to/41ULKxa

Kraft paper bags in a small size that are perfect for individually wrapped cookies, 2-packs of cookies, and personal-size cookie cakes: https://amzn.to/3HjyFUK

Clamshell containers 5" x 5"; this is the best quality I've found for the price and the only brand I'll buy for containers in this style: https://amzn.to/3Hi0OeH

Cookie cake boxes; excellent quality 10x10x5: https://amzn.to/3TYQtvD

Cardboard cake rounds for cookie cakes; 10": https://amzn.to/3vyVssZ

"Thank You" boxes; I use these for teacher appreciation and thank you gifts: https://amzn.to/3O0lo70

Multipurpose greeting cards; I use this variety for teacher gifts at the start of the year, and "just because" gifts: https://amzn.to/47tPBCk

Teacher appreciation cards: https://amzn.to/48nG0yn

Thank you cards: https://amzn.to/3HaZsSV

Happy holidays cards: https://amzn.to/3vq8JEe

Pet loss sympathy cards: https://amzn.to/3vt4qI6

5.5 oz plastic containers with lids; I use these for frosting in both cookie kits and to sell separately: https://amzn.to/48tHGWW

2 oz plastic containers with lids; perfect for sprinkles in cookie kits: https://amzn.to/4aQyVrA

12 oz plastic containers with lids; I use these to pack up frosting: https://amzn.to/3Sf9ybW

Mini aluminum heart-shaped pans with lids; these are perfect for individual-size cookie cakes for Valentine's Day: https://amzn.to/48uHRS8

Mini aluminum loaf pans with lids; I use these in all different colors for cookie bars, cookie dippers, and frosted cookies: https://amzn.to/41ZEQXC

Mini baking cups with lids; these are perfect for cupcakes and individual-serving cookie cakes. I've bought this in so many colors and they're great quality: https://amzn.to/41WNi9S

Matte white polka dot cookie sleeves - self adhesive; I love these for handing out a single cookie. They're more expensive than a lot of other cookie sleeves, so I wouldn't use them for bulk orders, more for when you have a reason to just give out one! These are adorable and great quality: https://amzn.to/3ROTH2g

Self-adhesive clear cellophane cookie sleeves; I use these for individually wrapping cookie orders (not just one cookie/samples). 4" x 6": https://amzn.to/3RWTREL

Large self-adhesive clear cellophane cookie sleeves; this is the type and size I use for 2-packs on cookie cooler days: https://amzn.to/3NWEDyA

Mexican vanilla; I buy this by the gallon and it's my favorite for cookies: https://amzn.to/47sOZgc

Espresso powder; this brand is amazing and so flavorful. I use this for coffee-flavored cookies and in chocolate cookies to give them an extra rich flavor: https://amzn.to/48v2Rbr

Black cocoa powder; this brand is my absolute favorite. High quality, so rich, and the color is perfection. Love using this cocoa powder in my chocolate-based treats: https://amzn.to/3Sgb7pL

Biscoff cookie crumbles; these are so much more convenient than opening up dozens of individual cookie pages: https://amzn.to/3ShfGAg

Set of assorted gel food coloring; I use these when I'm not making a TON of any one particular color cookie/frosting: https://amzn.to/3Hg31r6

Assorted artificial dye-free food coloring; for special requests: https://amzn.to/3tNokx6

Red food coloring; I use this for red velvet cookies: https://amzn.to/48HWvoH

Pink food coloring; I use this for strawberry cookies: https://amzn.to/48qsv0S

Yellow food coloring; I use this for lemon cookies: https://amzn.to/48HWXTV

Blue food coloring; I use this for cookie monster cookies: https://amzn.to/47tKUss

Maldon sea salt flakes; these are perfect and really elevate flavors like salted caramel and dark chocolate sea salt: https://amzn.to/3TYZp4u

Storage box for salt; super convenient for keeping flaked sea salt: https://amzn.to/3SfXAPb

Cake batter extract; this is what I use for funfetti cookies/cookie cakes and the flavor is perfect: https://amzn.to/47A3Zcg

Almond extract; this one is imitation almond and nut-free: https://amzn.to/48wR7F9

Butter emulsion; I use this in a lot of cookie flavors and frostings: https://amzn.to/48nsrPr

Lorann emulsions; this brand is my favorite for almost any flavor. Here is a great starter set: https://amzn.to/3vy533j

Lorann emulsions fruity set; I use these frequently: https://amzn.to/3vF1A2H

Cookie butter emulsion; my absolute favorite from Lorann: https://amzn.to/3RSKJkz

Eyeball sprinkles; perfect for Halloween orders and cookie monster cookies: https://amzn.to/47MawRz

Cookie Cooler Essentials

No-sweat ice packs; I don't always use ice packs, but on particularly hot days, I add a few of these reusable ice packs to the cooler: https://amzn.to/3HcWZHG

Giant cooler; this is not the exact model I have because mine is no longer available, but this is what I will replace or supplement with when it's time: https://amzn.to/41RPmzM

Large felt letterboard sign; I set this up on the porch with my business name and pricing info: https://amzn.to/3SdZzn4

Large self-adhesive clear cellophane cookie sleeves; this is the type and size I use for 2-packs on cookie cooler days: https://amzn.to/3NWEDyA

Clamshell containers 5" x 5"; this is the best quality I've found for the price and the only brand I'll buy for containers in this style: https://amzn.to/3Hi0OeH

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Market/Event Day Essentials

Stretchy table covers for standard folding tables; I use these for porch pickup days and also at markets and have purchased sets in both black and white: https://amzn.to/41UYFiv

Tiered storage/display baskets - amazing quality for the price; I own 4 of them and utilize for at-home storage and also for markets/events: https://amzn.to/47t65e9

Labels for displaying item flavors; I use these on my tiered wooden shelves/baskets and change them out every market for different flavors: https://amzn.to/3TYPrzL

Acrylic risers; I use these to display treats at my booth: https://amzn.to/3Hg66Yk

Folding tables (6 ft); I own two of these and they're perfect for markets and cookie porch pickup days: https://amzn.to/47tJFJO

Large felt letterboard sign; I set this up on at my booth with my business name and pricing info: https://amzn.to/3SdZzn4

Heart set; perfect for Valentine's cookie kits: https://amzn.to/3vtOKoa

Fall/Thanksgiving; perfect for cookie kits: https://amzn.to/41OGYRO

Snowflake set; I make a Frozen-inspired cookie kit with these: https://amzn.to/3H9OjBZ

Easter egg; ideal for cookie kits: https://amzn.to/3vvZMcm

Circle cutter set; I use these to round out misshapen cookies and also to cut circle cookies for cookie stamping: https://amzn.to/3RXbvbo

Gingerbread house set; I've made all kinds of non-gingerbread houses like funfetti and strawberry with this set: https://amzn.to/4aUZI64

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Photography Props and Accessories

Classic cake stand; I use this for photographing both cookies and cookie cakes, and even on event days as a display: https://amzn.to/3NTCcwI

Large white cutting board; I use this as a nice clean photo background for many of my marketing photos: https://amzn.to/4aR7wpy

Wooden serving/cutting board; I use this as a display for taking product photos: https://amzn.to/4aRN9bF

Gold baking sheet; perfect for photos (and I use mine for occasional baking too): https://amzn.to/3Sdntit

Wooden serving/display boards; I use these for displaying treats in product photos: https://amzn.to/3NYdivD



Please note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Every product listed above is one I've personally used in my own business and recommend to others.

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