Measuring Techniques

Created January 10, 2017
Baking is a science. Learn how to measure exact amounts of ingredients in order to bake the best holiday cookies ever. Using the correct measuring equipment can make a difference in a finished recipe. MORE+ LESS-

Use glass or liquid measuring cups for liquids, graduated plastic or metal measuring cups for dry ingredients and measuring spoons for small amounts of wet or dry ingredients. Tip: Measuring all of the ingredients before starting a recipe helps to make the process go quickly and efficiently. 

Spoon in dry ingredients, then level off top using a flat-edged utensil such as a knife or metal spatula.


Spoon brown sugar into measuring cup; firmly pack with back of spoon.


Check amount of liquid by looking at it at eye level while cup sits steady on counter.


Dip measuring spoon into food; level off (if dry) or fill to rim (if liquid).