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How to Make the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie

Making the perfect chocolate chip cookie can take time and many tries. Sometimes they turn out too chewy, other times too crispy, and you may think you just can’t get it right. Because of this, 5-Minute Crafts gathered 6 major tips to help you with this.

1. Pick the right butter

To start, consider the type of butter you’re using. Salted butter is a key ingredient because it enhances all the other flavors of the cookie. Just be careful with the recipe you’re following and see if it requires more added salt, as you don’t want the cookies to turn out overly salty.

Another useful tip is to soften the butter at room temperature before adding it into the mix, as this will make the mixing process much easier and will aid in a better cookie flavor and texture.

2. Keep ratios in mind

Depending on the quantity of ingredients you use, the cookie can turn out different:

  • For a basic chocolate chip cookie, use a 1:2:3 ratio of sugar to fat to flour
  • If you want a more tender texture, go for a 1:0.8:1 of sugar to fat to flour.
  • And for denser cookies, try a 1:1:1.3 of sugar to fat to flour.

3. Don’t over-mix the dough.

Over-mixing can cause gluten to form and make the cookie very chewy. Once you add the flour, make sure you don’t over-mix the dough. Using a silicone spatula and stirring the dough with the flour by hand can prevent this from happening.

4. Chill the cookie dough

A crucial tip is to chill your cookie dough before putting it in the oven. Putting warm dough in the oven can cause the cookies to spread and come out flat. Letting your cookie dough chill for 24 hours is ideal, but if you don’t have that long, 1 hour also works. While it’s in the fridge, use a silicone lid to cover the dough.

5. Use more brown sugar.

Sugar ratios also matter. Chocolate chip recipes often recommend using both white and brown sugar because they vary in sweetness, but they actually play a role in the consistency of the cookies as well. Adding more brown sugar to the mix will result in a richer and softer cookie. If you use more white sugar, the cookie will be crispier.

6. Sprinkle some salt as a finishing touch.

This last tip can really take your cookies to the next level. Sprinkle a little sea salt over the cookies before baking, or after you take them out of the oven. The sweet plus salty combination will enhance all the other flavors.

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