yield [yeeld] noun
The number of items that a recipe makes, such as, “this recipe yields 24 cookies.”
Knowing the yield of a recipe is more important than it might seem. Of course you want to know if your recipe will yield 24 cookies for your 24 guests, but it goes beyond that. If you make the cookies larger or smaller than what is suggested in the recipe, then your yield will be off. Not only that, but your cookies will most likely bake for a different amount of time than is recommended in the recipe. If the recipe says bake for 12 minutes and you made smaller cookies yet do not adjust the baking time, most likely you will end up with burned cookies. Yield is very important and should be considered a vital part of the recipe.