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We spend a lot of time baking in the kitchen and want to share our favorite kitchen tools to get all of your baked goods perfect.

Collage of the best baking tools.

Favorite bAKING tOOLS

I love baking and, as a food blogger, I do A LOT of it!

Not only have I learned several baking tips and tricks over the years, but I’ve also discovered the best baking tools out there. (And, let me tell you, not all baking tools are created equal!)

I put together a list of some of my favorite baking tools in hopes that they will prove to be as helpful for you when baking as they have been for me. I use these tools to make cookiesbreadcakespies and more!

I own and love all of the baking tools on this list. And, great news! They’re all available on Amazon. (Does it get any more convenient than that?)

Enjoy and happy baking!

Essential Tools

Baking can be a little intimidating for some, but, with the right tools, you have no need to fear! This list will set you up for success in the kitchen 🙂

Glass Mixing Bowls – When it comes to mixing bowls, you can’t go wrong with glass! They’re microwave and dishwasher safe making them the most versatile option.

Silicone Spatula Set – These spatulas are my favorite for several reasons. They are comfortable to hold and have a metal core that makes them strong and durable. And, of course, I love that I can throw them in the dishwasher when I’m done using them.

Measuring Cups Set – Every baker needs a good set of measuring cups and spoons, and these ones are the best! Not only are they cute, but they’re also sturdy and, with their handy nesting features, easy to store.

Magnetic Measuring Spoons Set – Long gone are the days of losing your measuring spoons because these spoons are magnetic! We reach for these daily and love to gift this set to all the cooks and bakers in our life.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cups – I reach for these glass measuring cups whenever a recipe calls for melted butter like our favorite Garlic Knots. You cold also use these whenever you need to melt a small amount of chocolate chips.

Stainless Steel Wire Whisk – Every baker needs a reliable sets of whisks and this set does the trick! Not to mention they’re ultra stylish with their rose gold handles and color options!

KitchenAid Hand Mixer – When it comes to hand mixers, this one takes the cake! It is powerful but quiet and makes the perfect Whipped Cream.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer – When it comes to baking, my KitchenAid mixer might be my best friend! There is no better way to whip up a large batch of Chocolate Chip Cookies 🙂

Cookie Scoop Set – If you don’t have a cookie scoop (or even if you do), I highly recommend you grab this set! It makes baking cookies (and other things) so much easier!

Stainless Steel Medium Cookie Scoop – This is the Ultimate cookie scoop. I use this medium size scoop when baking most cookies including Molasses Cookies and Brownie Cookies.

Adjustable Rolling Pin – This rolling pan takes all the guesswork out when rolling out your dough for Homemade Dinner Rolls or Cinnamon Rolls since the removable rings allow you to reach the EXACT thickness you need.

Pastry Roller – These wooden pastry rollers are exactly what you need to roll out any pastry or pizza dough with ease.

Professional Pastry Cutter/Scraper – This tool is a must-have for me when baking things like breadPizzaDinner Rolls and Cinnamon Rolls. I love its sharp edge that makes it easy to scrape and cut dough.

Biscuit Cutter Set – We LOVE Homemade Biscuits in our house so this set of biscuits cutters are always within arm’s reach. Plus, they even come with the component to cut out holes for homemade Donuts, yes please!

Non-Stick Baking Mats – Forget about parchment paper or layers of greasy non-stick cooking spray when you have these reusable baking mats. They fit almost any cooking sheet or pan and they’re dishwasher safe making cleanup a breeze.

Wire Cooling Racks – These cooling racks are my favorite because they are thicker and more durable than other cooling racks. I use these cooling racks to cool all my cookies including some of my favorites like Gooey Butter Cookies and Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.

Ceramic Pie Crust Weights – Any good Homemade Pie Crust calls for you to blind bake the crust before adding the filling and you can’t effectively do that without pie weights. These ceramic weights are my absolute favorite and will be yours too!

Pastry Cloth – So many bread recipes call for the dough to rise and this pastry cloth is the only one I will reach for to get the job done!

Dusting Wand – If you’re looking to add a little finishing touch of powdered sugar to your Lemon Cream Cheese Bars this dusting wand is the perfect tool since it doesn’t take up much space in your kitchen drawers and is super easy to clean up.

Stainless Steel Flour Sifter – I love this flour sifter for several reasons, but one of my favorite things about is its easy-to-turn hand crank. This is my go-to tool when dusting Lemon Bars , French Toast , and Beignets with powdered sugar. I promise you’ll love it!

Zester – We make A LOT of zucchini based treats and this zester is our favorite tool to zest the lemon for Lemon Zucchini Muffins. This handheld zester will be your most used tool for baking and cooking!

Prepworks Nut Chopper – This is by far one of my favorite kitchen tools because it chops up M&M’s perfectly for our M&M Cookies. Literally nothing beats this tool when it comes to chopping up candy or nuts for your favorite desserts!

Must Have Pans

Baking pans can make or break a recipe and over the years I have set out on a mission to find the PERFECT pans. I’m happy to report that these pans are my tried and true, ride or die picks!

Doughmakers Grand Cookie Sheet – This is hands down my favorite cookie sheet! It’s my go-to when making SnickerdoodlesSugar Cookies, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Doughmakers Jelly Roll Pan – If you can’t tell by now, Doughmakers is my favorite brand and this is my number one pick when making Banana Bars, Pumpkin Bars, and basically any type of bar you can think of!

Deep Baking Dish – We love lasagna and especially DESSERT lasagna like White Chocolate Lasagna and this ultra deep dish allows you to pack in the layers without overflow or mess.

Wilton Aluminum Medium Sheet Cake Pan – Sheet cakes like Chocolate Sheet Cake are a staple in the Luna family and this classic pan never disappoints!

Doughmakers Loaf Pan – Yep, another Doughmakers pan. You just can’t beat the quality and durability of this loaf pan when making Banana Bread or Cinnamon Bread.

Non-Stick Mini Loaf Pan – We make a lot of bread and during the holidays we always pull out this pan to make mini versions of our favorites to hand out as easy gifts and party favors.

Doughmakers 9″ Round Cake Pan – This cake pan will be the last cake pan you ever buy! I have had mine for YEARS and continue to reach for it whenever I need to whip up a Vanilla Cake for a birthday or special occasion.

9.5″ Glass Pie Baking Dish – Fall means sweaters, cooler temps, and Pie! This set of two glass pie dishes are oven, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.

Ready, Set, Bake!

I hope this post helped you discover some new tools that might make baking easier and more enjoyable for you. If you buy and try any of the items in this post, I would love to hear your thoughts about them.

Also, if you have any baking tools you can’t live without, please leave a comment and let me know. I’m always looking for new kitchen tools to try. Thanks so much, and happy baking!

For even more great products, check out our Amazon Best Baking Tools idea list. It’s the complete list of all the tools that we have and love.

About Kristyn

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Kay Eggleston says:

    BEST RECIPES EVER!! Filled with creativity, ingenuity and flavor galore! When I want something new and different, I always turn to Lil Luna. Try it, you won’t be disappointed!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Oh thank you so much! So glad you are enjoying the recipes!

  2. Kittie S Sheets says:

    I love those!!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you! They are some of my favorites!

  3. Tracy Sedlock says: