Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Karen Bates
(last updated December 4, 2015)

We all have our favorite desserts, treats that we crave and enjoy whenever we can get them. For some people chocolate is the perfect dessert, while others prefer vanilla, fruit, or a combination of flavors. A really great dessert will contain taste, texture, and the flavors you love.

Because they are fairly simple to make and taste great, cookies have become one of the more popular desserts. One of the best things about cookies is the variety of cookies that you can choose from. No matter what tastes you prefer, there is probably a cookie you'll enjoy.

Of course, it's probably safe to say the most-loved cookie is chocolate chip. This combination of flavors and textures appeals to a lot of people, and on top of that this recipe can be easily modified to cater to your specific preferences. For instance, by adding nuts, oatmeal, butterscotch morsels, or other ingredients, you can create just the right batch of cookies.

Although chocolate chip cookies are not very difficult to make, getting them to come out exactly right can be a challenge. For many people, chewy cookies are especially desirable and delicious, but baking cookies that are perfectly chewy isn't always easy. It can become discouraging to make batch after batch of crispy cookies when you want them to be chewy. If your chocolate chip cookies are coming out hard, brittle, or flat instead of chewy, there are a few things you might want to try:

  • Consider what ingredients you are putting into your cookies. Are you using margarine or shortening instead of butter? To create cookies that are chewier, use room-temperature butter that is easy to mix into the recipe.
  • Don't over-cook the cookies. To ensure that they turn out chewy, you might try taking them out of the oven just before they seem done. That way, the hot cookie sheet will keep cooking them outside the oven until they are just perfect, not over-done. Leave the cookies on the sheet for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  • Do your chocolate chip cookies come out of the oven soft but soon turn hard? To help with this problem, store the cookies in an airtight container with a slice of bread. The moisture from the bread will help to soften the cookies, leaving them deliciously chewy.

Chewy chocolate chip cookies are a wonderful treat for any occasion. Enjoy them warm from the oven, or later on from your cookie jar.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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