Cookies that are uniform in size will bake evenly, creating a consistently perfect batch. Available also in small and large sizes, this medium-size scoop picks up approximately 1-1/2 tablespoons of dough, which yields a cookie 2-3/4 inches in diameter. While the handles are spread a bit wide for small hands to manage easily, the soft grips do add comfort when squeezing to release the dough. Dishwasher-safe, the scoop can also be used to produce decorative 1-3/4-inch balls of ice cream, rice, and other foods. --Ann Bieri
For easy scooping and consistently round cookies, try an OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop. OXO Scoops have soft grips that absorb pressure while you squeeze to easily release your cookie dough. This medium size scoop holds 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough and produces a 2.75 inch cookie.