All were all extremely noteworthy inventions. But is there a more perfect invention than the chocolate chip cookie?
Still, people have different tastes in cookies. For instance, some prefer chewy, while others might prefer crispy. So how do you make a cookie exactly to your liking?
Well, Ozy.com asked a couple of cookie experts, chef Tessa Arias (pictured) and bioengineer Kendra Nyberg, to conduct experiments determining how different ingredients affect the outcome of a cookie. Here were their results.
Using the Nestle Toll House Chocolate Cookie Recipe as a guide, they figured out how to make the cookies more chewy. To do this, they say to use all-purpose flour instead of bread flour.
For some people, chewy might not be enough. You might prefer a cookie to be ooey-gooey. Add two extra cups of flour to the recipe to get this result.
For a crispier cookie, you can use ¼ teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon baking soda. This will make the cookie crispy, but with a soft center.
Want your cookies to be more like cake? Try adding more baking soda. This causes the cookies to become puffier.
Instead of using equal parts of granulated sugar and brown sugar, try using ¾ cup of brown sugar only. This will give the cookie a butterscotch flavor.
Want the flavors of your cookie to be deeper? Try chilling the dough for 24 hours before baking. However, this only works if you have the willpower to make cookie dough without immediately eating it.
Freezing the dough also changes the cookie. If you freeze it for 30-60 minutes prior to baking, the cookie will end up being thicker.
For a cookie with a browner top, Ozy says to cook at a slightly higher temperature, such as 360. That should do the trick without causing the cookies to burn.
Do yo want to mimic store-bought cookies? Arias says to use shortening instead of butter. However, the trade-off reduces some of the cookie's flavor.
So do you know what kind of cookie is your favorite? Then pick one of these recipe tweaks to make your perfect cookie. Or if you're not sure, you can always conduct some experiments of your own!