Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tips On How To Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies

Baking cookies is easy and simple, but if you don't bake often in the kitchen and you want to make gourmet chocolate chip cookies then this post is for you!!!

1. Make sure that the butter is softened (but not melted). When the butter is softened it gives the cookie a richer flavour and a chewy texture.

2. When beating in the eggs and vanilla, you'll want to make the batter thick and heavy which means beating the eggs and vanilla on high speed for at least 2 minutes. This will not only add texture to the cookie but also flavour!

3. The right amount of flour is IMPORTANT!
If the dough is crumbly after adding the flour then it's best to add some softened butter or water to the dough. If the dough is too soft and sticky then you'll want to add some more flour. The right amount of flour is neccesary for acheiving the texture, and flavour a cookie should have.

4. Depending on whether you like a cookie that is chewy and soft or crisp and hard, the amount of time that the batch of cookies are in the oven does matter! Usually, I place the cookie sheet on a rack that is 2/3 from the bottom of the oven, and leave them there for roughly about 10-12 minutes at 375*F. Time does vary because of the different ovens and the amount of heat that they produce.

5. After the cookies have been cooked it's best to place them on wire racks. By doing this you're making a cookie that will not crumble in your hands, unless you've add too much flour.

I hope you find these tips helpful!!! If you have a question please comment below and I will respond.

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  1. Thank you so much for the tips! I never bake chocolate chip cookies because I ALWAYS BURN them, or they are just hard. I like the soft cookies. I'll try your tips next time I feel like baking!

  2. I'm glad that these tips were helpful!!!


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