Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tips for Baking the Perfect Cookie

Isn’t it weird how something as simple as a cookie can either look delicious and just perfect, or a burnt mess on the baking tray?

If your cookies always seem to fall into the second group, make sure you follow these tips to ensure they come out just perfect every time from this moment on.

Insist on the best ingredients

Which ingredients should you go for? Should you get the cheapest ones to save money or the most expensive ones to get better results? If you want truly amazing cookies you have to invest in them.

Go for butter, not margarine

Let’s face it cookies aren’t the healthiest food on the planet. But it’s a lot trickier to make them successfully if you’re using margarine. Stick to butter and you’ll notice a better taste and appearance.

Use different sugars for different cookies

If you come across a recipe that calls for brown sugar, don’t just throw white sugar in and expect to get the same results. Brown sugar is used in cookies that need to have that chewy texture in the middle once cooked. White sugar will enable them to go crispy and crunchy instead.

Don’t over mix

This is especially important when it comes to adding the flour. If you mix it too much the dough will dry out, and that will be evident when the cookies are baked.

Put the finished dough in the fridge for a bit

One of the biggest issues people seem to have with cookies is that they go flat and don’t hold their shape. If you have this problem you can usually solve it by creating the cookie mix and then putting it in the refrigerator. Once it is cold it will hold its shape far more easily – even when it goes in the oven.

Use the right flour

People often assume that flours are all pretty much the same. But this isn’t the case. It’s actually easier to get the right results from each cookie mix by using exactly the right flour as stated in the recipe.


If you follow all the tips above you should notice a marked improvement to your next batch of cookies. By putting a few simple tips and hints into practice you’ll be amazed at how impressive they can be. So if your cookies never quite turn out as you’d hoped, you might now have the solution.

Oh and another thing
If all else fails, plan B is to buy some tasty vegan cookies right here and just tell everyone that you made them!

This guest post was written by Ricky from Thanks for reading!
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