A freshly baked chocolate chip cookie is all you need to take your day from Nay to Yay. This palm-sized treat is a feast for the taste buds in its own right.
You might think that with all the different textures and finishes chocolate chip cookies come in today, there can’t be cookies that exactly satisfy everyone’s palette.
Baking Is A Science
There is an exact science behind baking cookies to bring about the kind of results you want. Each ingredient in its precise quantity has a major role to play in the overall shape and texture of your favorite snack.
Here are no-fail baking tips to literally perfect your cookie game.
Soft and gooey chocolate chip cookies
If you want this particular texture all you need to do is add more flour—2 cups more to be precise.
Crispy with a mushy center: Grab your jar of baking powder and use ¼ tsp. Next, add the same quantity of baking soda.
Nice and tanned: You want to set your oven higher than 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This allows caramelization—the way cookies get their warm brown tops—to occur.
Chewy: It’s simple. Just substitute bread flour with all-purpose flour.
A Store-bought Replica: Switch the butter with half butter and half shortening and you’re good to go. No-one will be able to know the difference!
Cakey: Add more baking soda as it releases the CO2 needed to puff up the cookies.
Uniform: If you’re a perfectionist and want each cookie in your batch to look exactly like the other, simply add one ounce of corn syrup and granulated sugar to the mix.
Thick: Once your cookie batter is ready, freeze it for 30 to 60 minutes before sticking it in the oven. This will solidify the butter causing it to spread less during the baking phase.
Butterscotch-esque: All you need to do is switch the combined granulated sugar with packed brown sugar. Use ¾ cups of that and your chocolate chip cookies will be complete with a butterscotch flavor to it.
If you want to bake the perfect batch of cookies, invest in the right ingredients first.
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