Tips for Baking Perfect Cookies

Posted in on the 24th June, 2013

Tips-for-Baking-Perfect-CookiesWhen it comes to baking cookies, following the right instructions will allow you to make the perfect cookie batches all the time. But there are times when you might need to come up with the right properties for the cookies that you may want to create instead. In order to determine how they come out, you also need to understand just how to make use of the ingredients and processes to create those perfect characteristics that you want from your cookies. Here are some tips that you can follow.

If you want your cookies to be crispy, then try to use all butter with white sugar at a proportion. Instead of a whole egg, try using only egg whites. Then let the cookies bake completely to make them crispy and crunchy. Let cool on the baking sheet for about a minute before you transfer them to a cooling rack.

If you would like to make chewy cookies, then try melting the butter first before you add them into sugar during mixing. Use brown sugar instead of white. You can also use honey or molasses to sweeten your cookies. Try to remove the cookies from the oven before they are done, when their centers are still soft. Let cool for several minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

If you want to make flat cookies, there are several options available. You can use all butter and/or use all-purpose flour with your ingredients. Increasing sugar content can also help you create flat cookies. You can also add a bit of liquid into the dough if you want them flat for baking. Waiting for the dough to be at room temperature before baking will also have the same effect.

If you wish to make light or puffy cookies, try using shortening or margarine instead of butter. Try also to reduce the amount of fat that you use for the dough. Using cake or pastry flour will also help make your cookies puffier. Other options include cutting back on sugar and adding an egg to the mix. You should also try to use baking powder instead of baking soda to make them puffier and whiter as well. Try also to refrigerate the cookie dough before you bake them.