HINTS: When you measure for any cooking project having the correct tools will make your recipes turn out better. In some cookie recipes just a little extra flour in a poorly measured cup will make the cookies dry. When a measuring cup has a single measurement it is for dry ingredients that must be carefully leveled with a knife. Scoop or load the cup (1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1/3, 2/3, 3/4, 1 cup) Then take a butter knife and I like to lay it at the back of the cup and evenly push forward to level the ingredients. Photo above. With each recipe there will be hints. Some general issues are: load cookies on cool baking sheets. Takes some planning and a couple of cookie sheets but I can be cooling one while one cooks.