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Be Crafty this Valentine’s Day
Cookie pops are a gourmet treat, but Wilton’s heart cookie pan makes it easy to create beautiful cookies-on-a-stick at home. Learn more about how this pan performs and decide if it is worth the price.
The pan includes detailed baking instructions and a recipe for sugar cookies. The package also has full-color pictures for three decorating techniques and the inside flap has step-by-step instructions for frosting beautiful designs.
Wilton’s heart cookie pan makes it possible to create festive shaped cookies without rolling out cookie dough.
The cookies are delicious with a crisp exterior and a soft, almost cakey interior.
The aluminum pan seems lightweight, but it holds up quite well.
The heart cookies are large enough to accommodate big designs, but also look delicious with a simple icing border.
It is very important to follow the instructions. Unfortunately, Wilton prints the instructions on the package. The unusual size makes it difficult to store the instructions — especially for those who purchase numerous pans of this type. A more user-friendly option would be to format the package so that home bakers can clip the directions and easily add them to a recipe card box or notebook.
Removing the cookies from the oven can be tricky because there is not much room to grip the pan without moving the cookie sticks. Disturbing the warm cookies can make the sticks tear through the cookies.
It is necessary to let the cookies cool in the pan longer than five minutes as directed on the package. After baking several batches, ten minutes seems more appropriate. Otherwise, the cookies may break or lose their sticks.
The included cookie recipe makes twelve cookies even though the pan only has six cavities.
The instructions say to bake one batch, wash the pan and bake the remaining cookies. It is impractical to wait for the cookies to cool and wash the pan between uses.
The Last Bite
The Wilton heart pan is a good value for ten dollars and delivers consistent results. Purchasing a set of two is the most practical option because having only one pan is somewhat frustrating.
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