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Where to find 1/4 Cup Cookie Scoop?

dinami Nov 15, 2007 08:22 AM

I'm having a hard time finding a 1/4 Cup (2 ounce) cookie scoop. I want to make some recipes and it would be so much easier if I had that scoop vs. using the measuring cup. Any suggestions? I checked Amazon, Sur La Table, Williams Sonoma, Macys, Cooking.com...all of those didn't have that size. What am I missing??

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    adventuresinbaking Nov 15, 2007 08:28 AM

    I use a spring loaded melon baller and a regular spring-loaded ice cream scoop. A regular ice cream scoop is the same as a 1/4 cup ice cream scoop. A melon baller produces standard sized cookies.

    I got my ice cream scoop from my aunt, but I have seen them at the local grocery store, second hand stores and everywhere really.

    The spring loaded Ice-cream scoops are also great for doing cupcakes. It measures out the right amount of batter with not a lot of mess.

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      Diana Nov 15, 2007 10:00 AM

      Try Surfas online. They'll deliver anywhere, I think!


      1. Gio Nov 15, 2007 10:07 AM

        Another site to try is Fantes...I just received an order I placed 2 days ago! Stainless steel long and narrow measuring spoons to fit in spice jars. They have Everything!
        Here's the link to the ice cream scoops page...scroll down to the middle:

        1. leanneabe Nov 15, 2007 10:48 AM

          Do you have a Smart & Final store? That's where I bought my scoops - I have one for cupcakes and a slightly smaller one for large cookies. The scoop I use for regular cookies is an OXO one I bought on Amazon.com, medium size.

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            LabRat Nov 15, 2007 11:11 AM

            The way scoops are labeled is by the number of portions equal to 1 quart. If you are looking for a 2 oz portion size, that would be 16 portions = 1 quart. Search the websites again for a #16 scoop and I'm sure you will find one.

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              Gio Nov 15, 2007 11:54 AM

              Yes.... Fantes has that exactly. 11.99/ Item #1733.

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                yayadave Nov 17, 2007 11:58 AM

                Oh, my, yes. They're beautiful! http://fantes.com/ice_cream.htm

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                alkapal Nov 15, 2007 04:38 PM

                LabRat, you may know this then: how did cans get their weird numbers?

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                  LabRat Nov 15, 2007 05:01 PM

                  The old style designations (#'s 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10) refer to the number of 11 ounce portions of room temperature water the can can hold. (this is the first time I've been able to work "can can" in to a post, so I'm happy) The newer designations refer to the outside diameter of the can with the first digit representing inches and the last two digits representing 1/16"'s. So a #303 can is 3 3/16" inches in diameter.

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                    alkapal Nov 15, 2007 07:00 PM

                    neat! thanks LabRat!

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                ricepad Nov 15, 2007 12:09 PM

                I bet almost every medium sized city in the US has a restaurant supply store, and most will sell to the public, too. Don't be surprised if you go in for a 2-oz scoop, and walk out of there with a lot more, too. Check the Yellow Pages for 'restaurant supply'.

                1. Sarah Nov 15, 2007 05:05 PM

                  If you have a Cash 'n Carry - restaurant supply store - nearby, they carry scoops in various sizes...

                  1. yayadave Nov 15, 2007 06:57 PM

                    Or Bed Bath and Beyond.


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                      anniemax Nov 17, 2007 08:14 AM

                      That is a really small one- it only holds 2 teaspoons, not any where near the 1/4 cup the OP wants.

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                        yayadave Nov 17, 2007 11:51 AM

                        OOps. Shot from the hip that time.

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                      anniemax Nov 17, 2007 08:13 AM

                      The problem is that non-professional cooking places don't tend to use the standard measurements of number of scoops per quart. I know from the ones I have purchased at various places- I just took time last weekend to finally measure how much each one holds and marked it on the handle. Short of finding a #16 scoop, the only way you could really check at the store would be to have 1/4 cup of something like playdough with you to test each one...at least its less messy then trying to pour water into one and then into an accurate measuring cup.

                      The Large from OXO only holds 3 TBSP- its one short of 1/4 cup: http://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-1044082-Large-Cookie/dp/B0000CCY1C/ref=pd_bbs_3?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1195318675&sr=8-3
                      This one doesn't list how much it holds, only that its 2 1/4" across, which is exactly what my 1/4 cup/2ounce scoop is, if that helps any: http://www.amazon.com/G-Rosenthal-Imp...

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                        Oh Robin Nov 19, 2007 02:43 PM

                        Love mine, but I think it's only 3 tablespoons.



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                          dinami Nov 20, 2007 07:51 AM

                          Thanks for all your help and suggestions! I found mine (#16 scoop) at Surfas! :) Made a great batch of chocolate chocolate chip cookies that turned out great!

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