4 Tips to Bake the Perfect Batch Of Cookies Every Time
There’s nothing like a fresh batch of warm homemade cookies, straight out of the oven. But despite our best efforts, sometimes, they don’t come out quite right.
However, the good news is we know why that happens and how you can avoid it. By following our 4 tips, you can bake the perfect batch of cookies every time!
1. Heat the Butter
Do you know why most cookie recipes recommend using softened butter? It’s because softened butter allows air to get trapped inside the cookies, making them soft and fluffy.
The way to soften butter is by heating it. However, you have to be careful because if you heat it too much, the opposite happens. Your cookies come out hard and flat.
The ideal softness level of butter is when you can press your finger into it without any resistance. An easy way to get that is letting the butter sit on the counter until it reaches room temperature.
2. Take Out the Cookies 5 Minutes Earlier
One way to ensure you never over bake your batch is by setting the timer 5 minutes earlier than the recipe states.
If the cookies are soft, barely browned, and not wet in the center, feast on them. Otherwise, put them back in the oven and check again in a few minutes.
3. Buy Non Stick Baking Mats
Unlike parchment paper, nonstick silicone baking mats are 100% nonstick. They’re so slippery that even the stickiest of doughs can’t hang on to them. They’re also re-usable.
4. No More Chocolate Chips
Do you want to take your cookies from good to great? Then stop using chocolate chips. Start using chopped chocolate or large chocolate discs because — unlike chocolate chips — they melt fully when baked.
That’s the key to divine cookies filled with melting brown deliciousness.