Cookies took a hit in the marketplace for several years but are now making a strong comeback. While some processes are "cookie-cutter" simple, others allow for unique and innovative end products that entice consumers.

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Starch The secret weapon

- Take another look at resistant starch when working to boost the dietary fiber content of baked foods and snacks.

Cookies and crackers Peripheral vision

- Smaller cookie and cracker manufacturers set their sights outside of the grocery store center aisles.

Problems with protein

- When formulating baked goods with extra protein, bakers need to be aware of pitfalls that can make high-protein products difficult to machine.

Americans still sweet on sweet goods

- The US love affair with indulgence remains strong as ever when simple treats provide rewards for everyday feats.

Salt's roll in flavor enhancement

- When salt is absent, taste is the first thing to go.
Sweet selections