Oh, the chocolate chip cookie. A timeless classic that can be done very well or not quite right. Who knew that certain ingredients can make or break a cookie?! Give these tips a try and get the best texture and flavor out of your cookies every time.
- Use salted butter!
- Melt your butter, but not all the way or use room temperature butter. Melting your butter half way or less can help give your cookie’s structure without sacrificing the softness. Softened butter is also much easier on your cookie paddles.
- Add more flour to the dough to get plump and full cookies. This is especially a great trick if you love an ooey gooey center.
- A good tip to remember is to keep adding flour until it can come together and pull away from the edges of the bowl.
- Use more than one type of sugar! Brown sugar aids in softness and granulated sugar helps with the dough spread. Use a little more brown sugar than granulated sugar if you love a chewy chocolate chip cookie.
- Using a little bit of cornstarch can help to add a little lift to your cookies and help make them extra chewy.
- Chilling your dough for an hour or more before baking can help it stay together and spread less.
- Either add a few more chocolate chips to the top before you bake or as soon as they come out of the oven for not only extra tasty cookies, but beautiful ones as well.
- After baking the cookies, let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before removing to the cooling rack. The cookies continue baking while they are on the sheet, providing a nice, crispy texture on the outside.
MIX IT UP
- Try using these tips interchangeably! Mix and match these tips with recipes until you find your ideal cookie recipe.