The Useful Hints and Tips Series
Everyone likes their cookies or biscuits differently. Some like them crisp and thin, while others like them to be dense and soft. It sometimes depends on your mood...having a biscuit with a cup of tea (to dunk into) then a thin, crispy one works well. Sometimes there is nothing better than a soft, cake-like cookie that just melts in your mouth.
To help decide how to bake your cookies, when you are particularly craving a type of cookie, the following useful hints and tips will help! 🙂
What types of ingredients you use to bake your cookies, will make a difference to their texture and size!
If you like soft, buttery cookies, then these Gluten Free Chia and Choc Chip cookies are for you!
...but on with the tips... 🙂
Hints and Tips - Baking Cookies!
When baking cookies or biscuits, using white sugar will make the cookies thinner and crispier. Using brown sugar cookies will be taller and more moist!
When making cookies, if you melt the butter your cookies will have a chewier and denser texture. If you cream the butter, you will have a firmer and lighter cookie.
Putting cookie dough in the fridge for half an hour before baking, (cold cookie dough) will make a cookie that doesn't spread much.
Warm cookie dough will give you wide, flat cookies (as they will spread more).
Letting your cookie dough rest overnight will give you a stronger, deeper flavour.
Lowering the temperature of the oven and increasing the time will allow the cookies to spread more and cook more, meaning that the cookie will have the same texture all the way through.
If you raise the temperature of the oven and shorten the cooking time the cookie will be more compact and have more of a contrast in texture.
To make cookies rise!
Baking Soda will give the cookie a more coarse texture and textured top.
Baking Powder will give your cookie a smoother more cake like cookie.
If you want a thin cookie, use 1:1 ratio of flour to butter.
If you want more of a dense cookie, then use more flour 1.3:1
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