Online Class: How to Bake Cookies

In this course, you will learn how to recapture the spirit of the perfect cookie, how to make them from scratch, and how to share them with family and friends for years to come.

Self-Paced, Online Class
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  • 12
  • 9
    Exams &
  • 4
    average time
  • 0.4
    Video Audit

Course Description

Chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, sugar cookies, and gingerbread men. Every person has their favorite variety but most people have a special place in their heart for cookies and the memories they carry with them. Some remember their grandmothers' house and decorating holiday cookies with vibrant icing colors while listening to old music, others remember a home filled with the sweet smell of cookies in the oven, and still others think of brothers, sisters, parents, and friends.

Cookies may be an iconic dessert but many people have lost touch with the art of making them. In this course, you will learn how to recapture the spirit of the perfect cookie, how to make them from scratch, and how to share them with family and friends for years to come. You will learn how to pick the right utensils for the task, how to choose your ingredients, how to ensure the desired outcome, and how to perfect a few little twists on classic favorites. You will learn the differences in the chocolates used for cookies and how to work with them. You will learn how to work with different kinds of nuts, and how to pick the right healthy substitutions for any cookie. You will learn the art of the French macaron and how to decorate holiday favorites.

This course is complete with the support of a few wonderfully delicious recipes to impress any guest. Let's get baking!


Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(970 votes)
  • Lesson 1: Instruments, Utensils, and Preparation

    There are many kitchen utensils available, and in order to make the best cookies without breaking the bank you must know which are essential and which are not.
  • Lesson 2: How to Ensure the Best Outcome

    There are a few precautions anyone can take to ensure that each batch is a great batch and every cookie a great cookie.
  • Lesson 3: Selecting the Best Ingredients

    When baking a batch of cookies, every ingredient is important. You must always be aware of the quality of each ingredient and how it will affect your recipe.
  • Lesson 4: Glazes and Frostings

    Glazes and frostings can turn a simple cookie into a festive treat.
  • Lesson 5: Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

    Following the conquest of the Americas, chocolate was brought to Europe where it was mixed with fats and sugar to create, possibly, the most beloved dessert worldwide.
  • Lesson 6: Working with Nuts

    A good nut is a good addition to any cookie, just be sure that the people you are baking for do not have any nut allergies.
  • Lesson 7: Cookie Decorating

    Cookies with colored icing, candies, and sprinkles are not only a fun way to add dimension and appeal to your cookies, but the process is also creative and fun.
  • Lesson 8: Sandwich Cookies and Cookie Cakes

    Sandwich cookies and cookie cakes are great for parties.
  • Lesson 9: French Macarons

    The macaron (pronounced mac-a-roon) is an airy meringue sandwich cookie created primarily out of ground almonds, superfine sugar, and egg whites.
  • Lesson 10: Simple Twists on Old Favorites

    Learn simple ways to make any old recipe new again.
  • Lesson 11: Healthier But Just as Delicious

    There are many ways to make a cookie that is not only healthier than the traditional version, but also very delicious.
  • Lesson 12: Presentation

    Now that you have made a batch of delicious cookies, it is time to present them in a way that they appear to be a deliciously inviting work of art.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe instruments, utensils, and preparation needing for baking cookies.
  • Summarize methods for selecting the best ingredients.
  • Summarize working with chocolate, nuts, glazes and frostings.
  • Describe ways to decorate your cookies.
  • Demonstrate creating sandwich cookies and cookie cakes.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

Online CEU Certificate
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Course Title: How to Bake Cookies
Course Number: 8900221
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (970 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: December 2021
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus

Student Testimonials

  • "I loved taking this course, it helped me further my knowledge of baking cookies. Now I know a lot more about the process to make and plate cookies. This course was helpful and fun to take." -- Dahlia G.
  • "I was glad I took this class. I did learn a lot. Thank you!" -- Joyce V.
  • "Great class with great tips!" -- Kathryn O.

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