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5 Beautiful Kitchen Islands Perfect for Baking Cookies

It’s cookie baking season! We can smell the sugar cookies and ginger snaps already. Nothing is more delightful than taking freshly baked cookies out of the oven and getting the first whiff of that sweet aroma. Oh, the holidays.

As wonderful as that may sound, we know sometimes things just don’t go according to plan. Like chocolate chip cookies coming out of the oven as chipless cookies or you’re too busy stopping your toddler from eating all the cookie dough that you forget to take the cookies out in time. Thank goodness for icing, right?

How about we just help you make this cookie season as easy as possible? We created a featured list of our favorite cookie baking kitchen tables, and, of course, with all this cookie talk we had to add some cookie recipes too.

Bakery Island with Salvage Finish

Magnolia Home must’ve designed this island with pastry chefs in mind. Everything from mixing bowls to ginger can be within reach! It comes equipped with 2 trays on each side, 2 bottom drawers, and 3 top drawers. Plus, its rustic character is just gorgeous.

Gingerbread cookies

⏲️35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Ginger, ground
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 3 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 3/4 tsp Cloves, ground
  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • 2 cups Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • (optional) zest of one small orange

Click here for baking directions.

Pine Kitchen Cart with Concrete Top & Metal Shelves

If you need something that can be used for multiple purposes, then this Pine Kitchen Cart will definitely come in handy. Use it as a small kitchen island, dining server, or a utility cart (specifically for cookie baking). It’s equipped with storage drawers, two metal towel bars, and locking casters. More importantly, it’s simple enough not to take up too much room in the kitchen and it’s easily moveable.

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Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

⏲️1 Hour and 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 2.78 cups all-purpose flour
  • 0.35 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder sifted
  • 0.35 cup black cocoa powder sifted
  • 1.39 tsp baking soda
  • 0.69 tsp sea salt
  • 1.39 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 0.69 cup granulated sugar
  • 1.39 cup light-brown sugar packed
  • 2.78 large eggs room temperature
  • 1.39 tsp peppermint extract optional
  • 1.39 bag Bright White Candy Melts or white chocolate, melted*
  • vegetable shortening as needed to thin candy melts
  • crushed candy canes

Click here for baking directions.

Kitchen Island with Stainless Steel Top

Honestly, cookie baking gets messy. When ease of clean up is more important to you than anything else, this Stainless Steel Top kitchen island is perfect. Throw down the dough, toss the flour, get as messy as you want because with a stainless steel top all you have to do is wipe! Plus, its chic, modern look allows it to double as a serving space too.

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Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crunch Balls

⏲️10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3 – 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 16 oz chocolate candy coating (CandiQuik)
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped salted peanuts (optional)

Click here for baking directions.

Reunion Kitchen Island with Drop-Front Table Extension Leaf

If you’re the kind of baker who needs a lot of elbow room, check out this handy Kitchen Island with a drop front table extension. With the extension, the island can grow in depth by 40”. It was designed with function as a top priority.

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Buttery Jam Thumbprints

⏲️35 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks/16 TB) salted butter, softened (soft enough that it will give when you lightly press it, but not melted.)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar, plus 1/4 cup more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup thick fruit preserves (i.e., raspberry, blackberry, peach)

Click here for baking directions.

Kitchen Island with Granite Countertop

This charming piece by Liberty Furniture will have you baking more cookies than necessary. Its distressed white finish and granite countertop has both modern and cottage vibes. Plus, this island has all the storage options and functionality you could want. Feel ready to master the art of cookie baking yet?

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Eggnog Cookies

⏲️30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c. softened butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. eggnog
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 and 3/4 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. Salt
  • 1/2 t. Nutmeg
  • Frosting:
    • 1 and 1/2 c. powdered sugar
    • 1/4-1/2 c. eggnog (to spreading consistency
    • 1 tsp. light Karo Syrup

Click here for baking directions.

 

Happy Baking!

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