How To Make Cookies From Scratch

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How To Make Cookies From Scratch

It may seem daunting, but baking chocolate chip cookies worthy of a bakery is actually rather simple. You’ll find a full list of ingredients and explicit directions in the recipe that follows, but first, here are the fundamentals:

A List of What Goes Into Chocolate Chip Cookies

To bake the finest chocolate chip cookies ever, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Two sticks of butter are creamed with white and brown sugars to form the base of this traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. The sweetness from the various sugars is just right.

Eggs: Eggs are a binding agent and a moisture enhancer, thus they are essential to the success of the dough.

Vanilla: Adding vanilla extract to chocolate chip cookies improves the cookies’ flavour.

Baking soda: This ingredient functions as a leavener and makes the cookies more fluffy.

Water: To help the baking soda do its job of making puffy cookies, add a bit of boiling water and let it steam while the cookies bake.

Adding a pinch of salt to the cookie dough will bring out the other flavours without giving the cookies a salty flavour.

Flour: The gluten developed from all-purpose flour is what gives the cookie dough its structure.

You’ll need chocolate chips, and semisweet ones are ideal. Chips made of either milk or dark chocolate can be used.

Nuts (optional): Walnuts are delicious and crunchy, but they are not required.

A Detailed Guide on Baking Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies at Home

If you’ve never made chocolate chip cookies from scratch before, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect:

  1. Butter and sugars should be creamed together before eggs and vanilla are added.
  2. Baking soda should be dissolved in boiling water before being added.
  3. Combine the flour, chips, and nuts and mix thoroughly.
  4. Place dough by spoonfuls on a baking sheet.
  5. Make sure the edges get nice and brown during baking.

Timing Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking

Chocolate chip cookies can be prepared in an oven warmed to 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. The cookies are done when the edges are golden brown and the centres are almost set (they will finish setting as they cool).

How Long can You Keep Chocolate Chip Cookies?

You may keep the chocolate chip cookies, once they have cooled, in an airtight container for up to a week at room temperature. If you really want to go the extra mile, you can protect the cookies from getting hard by putting a piece of white bread in the jar with them.