Cookie & Cracker Baking 101

Presented by ABA – This session will cover the basics of cookie & cracker manufacturing in four areas: ingredients, mixing, forming, and baking. The ingredient functionality is the basic building block of knowledge and will be covered in the following areas: structure, sweeteners, leavening, tenderizers and colors & flavorings. The purpose of each functional area will be discussed and the use of the main ingredients of flour, sugar, shortening, water and leavening will be detailed. We will learn the purpose of main ingredients used in cookie & cracker manufacturing.