Chocolate Chip Cookies: 27 Tips for Creating the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie
Exactly what you need to know to create out-of-this-world chocolate chip cookies...
Chocolate chip cookies, an American invention, are best fresh-baked, hot from the oven -- accompanied by a glass of ice-cold milk.
If you'd like to bake truly outstanding chocolate chip cookies, you've come to the right place!
Here you'll find 27 tips for creating chocolate chip cookies that you love the best. You'll discover the secrets for baking out-of-this-word chocolate chip cookies.
The first tips are about the chocolate; we then move on to the other ingredients. Next are tips on how to combine the ingredients, and bake the chocolate chip cookies without burning them.
By following these tips, you can create awesome, mouthwatering and unique chocolate chip cookies that you and your family will rave about.
We also include some exceptional chocolate chip cookie recipes that you can try as is -- or modify based on the following chocolate chip cookie tips below.
So let's get started...
Chocolate Chip Cookies Tip #1:
Use the absolute freshest, highest quality ingredients. Make sure you handle them properly from the time you bring them home with you to the time you enjoy eating your chocolate chip cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Tip #2:
When selecting chocolate chips or other ingredients for your chocolate chip cookies, imagine the texture you want when you bite into your cookies. This will give you a sense of a sense of the final divine outcome.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Tip #3:
Experiment. You can try minichips, maxichips, chocolate chunks, or pieces of candy (like M&Ms or Hershey's Kisses). Plus, play around with different types of chocolate bars chopped up for your cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Tip #4:
Enjoy a chocolate tasting event before deciding what chocolate to put in your chocolate chip cookies. Buy different qualities of chocolate, and different types of chocolate: milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate and white chocolate. Also, get some chocolate candy bars for the session.
Number the different kinds and brands, and make the tasting as anonymous as possible (so you don't let preconceived ideas get in the way).
Enjoy the tasting experience. Smell the chocolate, taste it, let it slowly melt in your mouth. Savor each one. Drink some water or milk between each taste.
Consider each sample in terms of texture, smoothness (or graininess), sweetness, creaminess, and lack of waxiness.
Rank each one -- make a list of your favorites. You may be surprised at what you like best!
Hint: Also consider combining a couple for different effects. Your chocolate chip cookies will have greater variety and texture if you combine different types of chocolate.
Note: this is a fun way to spend time with some close friends or family members.
Chocolate Chip Cookies Tip #5:
Replace the chocolate(s) you like best with those in recipes to create your own, unique favorite chocolate chip cookies.
How do you know how much chocolate to put in your cookies? It is certainly a question of personal preference. As a rough guide, half of those surveyed by Nestles felt the ideal chocolate chip cookie had 6 to 10 chocolate chips, while only 12% wanted 20 or more chips.
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