Hot and delicious chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate comfort food. The fragrant aroma of cookies baking in the oven can make any day seem extra special. If you want to make particularly delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies, there are a few modifications you can make to a general cookie recipe to really bring out the flavor and texture. As your base recipe, you can use the chocolate chip cookie recipe on the back of the Nestle Toll House Morsels bag. Here are some modifications you can make to this recipe to create the ultimate homemade chocolate chip cookies:
Add a little milk to your cookie dough.
When your mix the dough for your chocolate chip cookies, add two tablespoons of milk to the batter. This will help to keep the cookies soft and chewy rather than hard and crunchy when they emerge from the oven.
Don’t over mix your dough.
Mixing your cookie dough excessively can cause your cookies to come out of the oven hard and flat instead of soft and chewy.
Use real butter.
Butter adds flavor and gives your cookie a light, crisp texture. When you’re baking your homemade chocolate chip cookies, use real butter as opposed to margarine. Stay away from whipped butter since the added moisture content can alter the texture of your finished cookie.
Add extra vanilla.
If you want to enhance the flavor of your chocolate chip cookies, use real vanilla extract and add a little extra. Doubling or tripling the amount of vanilla called for in the recipe can significantly improve the flavor.
Make sure your dough is cold before placing it on the cookie sheet.
If your cookie dough is warm when placed on the cookie sheet, your cookies may come out flat. It may help to chill your dough in the refrigerator before placing it on the cookie sheet.
There are additional steps you can take to make your homemade chocolate chip cookies even more special and delicious. Some tasty items you can add to your basic recipe include walnuts, pecans, peanut butter chips, oatmeal, Heath bar chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, and even flakes of coconut.
Some sources say that adding a tablespoon of sour cream can improve the texture of your finished chocolate chip cookie and some sprinkles of cinnamon can improve the flavor. Occasionally, it’s suggested that you use shortening to make your chocolate chip cookies crisper. This is probably best avoided since shortening is a source of unhealthy trans fats.
Now that you know how to make delicious homemade chocolate chip cookies, why not make an extra large batch and share them with your friends?