The Science Behind A Perfect Cookie
It is hard to find someone who does not like cookies. Not only are they delicious but also little discs of joy and pure love. There are so many varieties available from double chocolate chip cookies to shredded coconut ones. But how will you know what is the right amount of ingredients that will make that one batch of life-changing cookies?
Here are some of the tips you should follow along for a perfect cookie:
- Flour- The texture of cookies highly depends on the ratio of dry ingredients to the ratio of wet ingredients. If the proportion of flour is higher than the proportion of wet ingredients then the cookies turn out to be dry and crumby. Such cookies are able to hold their shape throughout the baking process. On the other hand, if the proportion of dry ingredients is less than wet ingredients then you’ll end up getting the consistency of a brownies batter. For example, bread flour adds a slight chewiness in cookies than all-purpose flour.
- Sugar- Apart from adding sweetness to the batter, sugar has different roles to do. White sugar has the least amount of molasses whereas dark brown sugar has a high amount. It also adds moisture in the cookies and makes them chewer. However, white sugar makes crunchier cookies than dark sugar. Generally, people like to use both white and brown sugar.
- Fat- For baking nice and tender cookies, you can choose anything from softened butter, melted butter and coconut oil. However, many people believe that butter contributes a significant flavor and substituting it is not a good idea as it can change the test and its texture. Cookies made with butter spread a lot more due to low temperatures than the cookies made with shortening.
- Eggs- Eggs are the main source of protein and moisture in the dough. They help in binding all of the ingredients together. In addition to this, they also enhance the flavor of the cookies and make them rich and a fudgier delight to enjoy.
Only a few know that other than the above-mentioned ingredients, salt is also an important flavor enhancer. It prevents the sweetness of brown sugar from overpowering.
When it comes to baking cookies, everyone has their own recipe that no one likes to mess around with. People like to have a cookie so that they can relive their childhood memories once again.