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How to Make Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

February 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 167

Chocolate chip cookies can be soft, chewy, cakey, or crispy. Lots of people love a soft texture, but a few prefer them to be crisp and crunchy. A standard recipe for chocolate chip cookies usually won't result in crispy cookies. Use these tips to switch up your recipe and make sure they come out crispy instead of soft or chewy.

Reduce the Brown Sugar or Leave it Alone

Sometimes I like to increase the amount of brown sugar when I want a chewy cookie. If you want to make them crispy, either reduce the brown sugar or leave the recipe as is. When you increase or reduce it, adjust the regular sugar amount at the same time. For example, if the recipe calls for 3/4 cup each and you want to increase the brown sugar, make it 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup regular sugar. This way there is still the same amount of sugar in the end.

Increase the Butter

The butter is what makes the cookies nice and crisp. More butter will make them spread out more and will fry the edges a bit. To make it crispy, the cookie must be thinner and more browned.

Increase the butter by 2 to 4 tablespoons. There doesn't need to be a lot extra. When you add more butter, the cookie will spread out more as the butter melts because there is a larger portion of butter in the cookie. Also, that extra butter will bubble and fry the edges crispy without burning them.

Bake a Tad Bit Longer

Usually I say not to increase the baking time because it makes the cookies hard. With crispy cookies, you want them to be a little harder. Also, when they spread out thinner, they will be more crunchy than hard.

Let the cookies bake an extra minute or two longer than usual. They should be light golden brown across the top of the whole cookie and a little darker around the edges.

Use Mini Chips

When making crispy cookies, I like to use mini chips instead of regular morsels because they tend to be thinner. When they are thinner, the big chips look bumpy and bulky. Mini chips are flatter and add more chocolate to more of the cookie. This way you still get chocolate in every bite, even in the thinner areas of the cookies. It tastes good and still looks like a good cookie.

You can Christine's favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe here where she also talks about how to make chewy cookies, if that is your preferred texture.

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