You are here: Home » Baking » Better Baking with Butter Better Baking with Butter Baking,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/better-baking-with-butter/ by RelishAugust 26, 2011 One simple trick using butter will transform your baked goodies—not to mention yummy buttercream frosting. Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/butter1.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint It’s a myth that butter needs to be at room temperature for baking. No doubt warm butter is easier to beat, but with today’s monster mixers, that’s hardly necessary. Warm butter can’t trap air as well, resulting in flat cookies and cakes that don’t rise. Instead cut your well-chilled butter into pieces then beat with a mixer until smooth. —From Lobsters Scream When You Boil Them and 100 Other Myths About Food and Cooking (Gallery Books, 2011) by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Candy Bar Cookies Turn the candy bar of your choice into cookies with this super-easy recipe. Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies Double the chocolate, plus a little taste of coffee. Chocolate Espresso Cookies Dark finely ground coffee from your coffee grinder makes these cookies dark and rich. Oatmeal Cookies with Macadamia Nuts and Dried Cranberries Macadamia nuts and dried cranberries take these cookies uptown. Peanut Butter Cookies Kids and grown-ups alike adore these traditional cookies. Maple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Frosted and decorated with candies, this cake is moist and tender. Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting Peanut butter and chocolate pair up for this deliciously rich chocolate cake.