Homemade cookies are a treat for the senses. Nothing beats the taste, aroma, and warmth of a gooey, chewy cookie served hot from the oven with an ice-cold glass of milk. You may notice that your cookies, made from the exact same recipe, don’t have the same texture or consistency as those your mom or best friend bakes. Your favorite recipe may list the ingredients, but leave out critical hints for cookie perfection. If so, you may appreciate these tips for making the best homemade cookies.
8. Soften the Butter
Make sure your butter is at room temperature before creaming it together with the sugar. Cold butter is difficult to combine with the other cookie ingredients, and melted butter is too wet. When combining your butter and sugar, spend a few minutes creaming them together before adding the next ingredients. Furthermore, allowing your eggs to come to room temperature before mixing them into the batter will result in a better batter. If you can, place your butter and eggs on the kitchen counter about an hour before you begin baking.
7. Add Dry Ingredients Gradually
After combining the wet ingredients, take care to add the dry ingredients gradually. Whisk together your dry ingredients, such as flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, add them bit by bit, a cup or so at a time, to the wet ingredients. Take care to mix well between each addition. This makes it easier to mix the dough and spreads the dry ingredients evenly throughout the batter. When measuring the flour, use the proper technique. Scoop up a hefty amount of flour in your measuring cup. Then use the flat edge of a knife to scrape off the excess flour.