I am a good savory cook but have never been greatly successful with baking - made one batch of peanut butter cookies that even the Doberman Pincer wouldn't touch!
That being said, I found a wonderful book called "Got Milk?" and it has become my bible. I've since been lauded for my cookies and, imagine this, I've even enjoyed making them! It teaches technique as well as recipes.
Parchment paper is also my friend - besides the benefit of non-stick, clean up is wonderful!
Best of luck!
Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all. Oregon native transplanted to Chicago....