Need some tips for baking the perfect cookies? 🍪🍪🍪
Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Chocolate chip cookies are my all time favourite go to when I’m after something sweet, that’s quick and easy to whip up 😋.
Did you know that there are certain things that may affect how your cookie will turn out, and no, it’s not because it’s vegan 😂.
Here are my 10 tips for baking the perfect cookies, to help you get those perfect cookies everytime.
1. Oil Verse Butter
Using oil such as coconut oil, grape seed oil or any liquid oil, will actually give you a crisper cookie compared to butter.
Oil, being liquid means that it does not melt and as a result, your cookie dough will not spread out as much, resulting in a denser and harder cookie compared to butter.
Butter being a solid oil, will melt as it begins to bake, resulting in your cookie dough softening, which then cause your dough to spread out.
2. Brown Sugar Verse White Sugar
Brown sugar will give you a deeper, more caramel flavour, and a chewier texture compared to white 🤤🤤🤤.
3. Quality Ingredients, Especially Chocolate
Not all ingredients are made equal, so to insure you get the best tasting chocolate chip cookie, make sure you use quality ingredients, especially when it comes to the butter and the chocolate.
Different types of butter will affect the texture of your cookie, as mentioned in tip 1, and chocolate will affect the taste.
Different types of chocolate will also have different sugar levels, so this will also affect the sweetness of your cookie.
When it comes to chocolate chip, the more the better, to give you that decadent, melt in your mouth chocolatey goodness, in my opinion…🤤🤤🤤
4. What About Milk?
For those who can’t have milk, nope, no milk needed here. A little bit of milk added, creates a softer cookie dough, and as a result a softer crumb.
Alternatively, you can add a plant based milk or a little bit of water. I personally choose soy milk, as it’s got a thicker texture, therefore creates a chewier, gooier cookie 👌🏻.
5. To Egg Or Not To Egg?
Now that is the question, well, here’s another tip.
Eggs are a binding agent, holding ingredients together, and you may have seen a lot of recipes calling for it, and even the store bought cookies have eggs in their ingredients list.
However, you don’t need them. The balance of the butter, sugar, flour , baking soda, and temperature ratio, will give you perfect results without the need for egg.
Trust me, I’ve baked ana eaten a lot of cookies in my life, and I really can’t tell the difference.
So go ahead and bake that cookie without eggs!
6. The Utensil
Using a cookie scoop, will not only make prepping quicker, but will give you a more uniformed look.
However if you roll them into a ball, it will give you a rounder, more smoother service.
7. Resting Your Cookie Dough
Letting your cookie dough rest is an important part.
Resting your dough in the fridge overnight, gives your cookie dough time to really absorb those lovely ingredients, giving your cookie a much deeper flavour, it will also help stop your cookies from spreading into a hot mess 😵.
Baking your cookie dough at a lower temperature, or even purposely under cooking them slightly, will give you a softer, fudgier texture, and for a crisper, dry, cookie, up the temp and bake for a shorter time.
9. Baking Sheet
So important to bake cookies, on baking sheet (parchment paper) or a non stick silicon mat, that is reusable 🙌🏻.
Not only do they stop your cookie from sticking to the tray, leaving you tough to clean burnt bits, but they also create a thin airy layer in between, which helps regulate the temperature, and spread the heat evenly on your tray.
10. Letting Your Cookies Cool
I know, I know, it’s hard to resist, but by letting your cookies cool slightly, will not only make them easier to remove them off the tray, but it also lets all the beautiful ingredients to set, and let the cookie take it’s final shape.
So you see, it’s quite the science when it comes to the humble cookie.
Hopefully you have found my tips helpful, and if you are after some delicious egg & dairy free, vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, you can find the link down below 👇🏻
I’ll be baking another batch of these chocolate chip cookies, ready for the kiddies pack lunches over the weekend, yum 😋.
Happy Baking, and don’t forget to follow me on instagram to see what other tips I have for you 😘.