I don’t use self-rising flour as it tends to always create recipes different than what is anticipated with the final product. Some people are fine with having less than perfect results but I’m none of them. This ensures that you have the right of amount ingredients to the recipe.
Baking soda can also lead to issues with the rising from the dough. Ensure to store your baking soda correctly. This helps to ensure that the humidity from the atmosphere doesn’t make it go bad.
Margarine and vegetable spreads have more oil in them and may cause your cookies to develop a burnt ass or will have an oily consistency and feel in the long run. It typically leaves you with burnt bottoms and mushy tops. When making cookies from scratch, always use creamed butter stick butter. Personally, I prefer to use salted cream butter (stick butter at the grocery that’s either salted or unsalted). Most recipes call for salt in them with unsalted butter but with the salted butter will make them taste great with that extra added umph to them.
Salt can ruin your recipe if you add to much. Coarse sea salt is the best for baking since it’s not too nice and powdery that you end up with a very salty taste. Coarse sea salt also helps during the baking process from the oven as the larger pieces will melt with the dough providing you with an even taste throughout.
Do not think me cook one and compare it with your regular white egg. They’ve a richer flavor and a darker yellow color. And so, I really like cage free brown eggs for everything I must use them together with and chocolate chip cookies are no exception.
Light brown sugar and dark brown sugar are just granulated white sugar with molasses added to it. Your preference preference will differ upon how much you really like molasses. I don’t care much for syrups so when a recipe calls for dark brown sugar, I will substitute the dark brown for light brown and double what the initial amount was for the brown sugar. This provides your biscuits a carmelized taste with no deep molasses undertones.
Vanilla extract is one of the few items that you should really splurge for period. Imitation vanilla may offer your baking a mild vanilla flavor or nothing at all as where a genuine vanilla extract is really going to provide you with a vanilla taste and has a very strong odor like that while your baking, your home will smell like paradise. If you can buy vanilla beans where you are and have vodka available, make some home made and send me a bottle!
Chocolate chips are the most important ingredient. You can not go wrong with whatever chocolate you discover that you like. But, I use semi-sweet since the batter is always super sweet. The semi-sweet won’t overpower the sweetness to where you’re chugging a gallon of milk to quench your thirst. Dark chocolate chips are also quite a good suggested chocolate because as stated earlier, the batter is already very sweet.