You will find many home bakers turning their passion for cookie baking into a business. If you are one of them then you must ensure that you have fool proof recipes to impress your customers. If something goes wrong with the taste or texture, then the customers might not buy them.
Mixing the butter
Butter is one of the basic ingredients of cookie baking. You should first let the butter soften; however, it should feel cold to the touch. You should mix it with sugar using a mixer for 3 to 5 minutes till you don’t feel any sugar grain when touched. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
You should always add eggs one at a time; otherwise, the eggs will not emulsify properly with the butter to provide a perfect dough. Each egg should mix properly with the butter and sugar.
Add flour in batches
You shouldn’t pour all the flour into your dough mix at once. You should add flour in batches so that the dough doesn’t become hard or lumpy. If you pour everything at once it will be difficult to mix the dough.
You should measure each ingredient correctly using measuring cups, spoons or a kitchen scale. If the measurement is not right, then the cookies won’t come out well. When you use measuring cups to measure the amount of sugar or flour, make sure that you level it off with a knife to get rid of the extra bits so that the measurement is perfect.
You shouldn’t skip using parchment paper as it has a lot of benefits. You must place parchment paper on the baking tray so that it prevents the cookies from spreading.
The parchment paper acts as an insulator between the direct heat and the cookies which will make the cookies soft. It will also prevent the cookies from sticking. Your baking tray will be easy to clean if you use parchment paper.
These tips will help you make the perfect dough for your cookies. Make sure that you use the right temperature to bake the cookies.