Chocolate chip cookies are a classic and seemingly simple sweet treat, but the perfect batch can be relatively difficult for bakers to master. However, with only one slight adjustment to the recipe and baking time, these sugary snacks can come out of the oven looking and tasting completely different. After all, there is a reason why store-bought chocolate Cookie Dough is so different from your mom’s homemade snacks.
Are you looking to change your normal recipe or want to know just how to make the perfect, cake-like cookie? Here are some of the pro tips and ingredients for making your best batch ever.
- 225g (1 cup) caster sugar
- 200g (1 cup) of melted butter
- 300g (2 cups) of sifted plain flour
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 egg
- 100g-200 of chocolate or chocolate chips
- Add the sugar and melted butter to a bowl and mix them thoroughly using a wooden spoon. You don’t require to use a whisk.
- Mix the flour, vanilla, baking powder, and salt and add to the sugar and butter mixture. If you are making chocolate chip cookies, add the chocolate chips at this stage.
- Knead the mixture using your hands. Once you get a dough texture, add the egg and mix using your hands again.
- Put some butter onto a baking tray. Take some of the dough, roll into a ball and then flatten it slightly. Keep the doughs on the small side as they expand during baking. Also, do not keep biscuits close to each other since they will get stuck together.
- Place in the oven and bake at 160 Degree Celsius for 10 to 20 minutes. The large the chip cookies, the more time they will take to cook. Your cookies are ready when the edges start to turn golden.
- Do not overcook. Cookies will continue to bake a little bit once you have taken them out of the oven.
What is the secret of making soft cookies?
Under-cooked cookies are the secret to softness. Another secret for soft and thick cookies is using cornstarch in the dough. Also, using more brown sugar than white sugar can give you a moister, more delicate cookie. And if you want to increase chewiness, you can add an extra egg.
If you want to make extra chocolate chip cookies, you can use 200g chocolate, but it is recommended to stick to 100g of chocolate for a classic chip cookie.
You can’t go wrong with this fuss-free recipe for chocolate Cookie Dough. Although you may love to eat cookies while warm, straight from the oven, they are also delicious when cooled and dipped in a perfect cuppa. For a gooey, chewy cookie, do not cook them for too long. However, if you like them when they are crunch and crisp, keep them cooking until the maximum time in the method given is over. You can use any kind of chocolate you prefer, but keep in mind that dark chocolate and milk tend to work the best since white chocolate contains more sugar and can burn more easily.