Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Perfect Cookie [NOT a Recipe]

Earlier this week, I was experimenting with a new cookie recipe [coming next week!!].  As you can imagine, to end up with a good recipe, I had to hit a few bumps in the road.  After baking cookies that spread out too much, didn't spread out at all, got too crunchy, or didn't cook through, it got me thinking about what the perfect cookie really is.
FYE, these all started off the same size...

I've struggled with this a lot in the past with baking; I'm known for never making the same cookie twice [by accident].  You've probably all seen those charts on Pinterest with different cookie shapes and cooking styles, but I'd have to imagine that if even 5 of my readers commented on this post, we'd all have different opinions about which cookie below looks the tastiest.
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So, yes, I know this post probably implied that I'd tell you what the perfect cookie is, but I want to know from you - what do you think the perfect cookie looks and tastes like? Crunchy or chewy? Flat or tall? Big or small?

PS, I'm not even going to try and dive into flavors of "perfect" cookies, we could be here for weeks!

10 comments:

Kristin said...

Chewy, slightly salty, made with Crisco. I always get better results when I chill the dough!

Nichole said...

I am the worst baker, so I am no help, lol. But I can't wait for your recipe!

Alex[andra] said...

I like soft and chewy. The baking powder and the chilled dough ones look the best to me!

Rachel said...

In my mind, the perfect cookie is definitely chewy, not crispy, and just lightly golden. But I've definitely found that different people do not think my idea of a heavenly cookie is as heavenly as I do. And I also struggle with recipes turning out slightly different each time!

Amanda @ Mandaloves Blog said...

This is a trick question, all cookies are perfect :) hehe

I like the brown sugar type.

Angi said...

My perfect cookie is slightly crispy around the edges, and super soft/chewy in the center. Now I'm hungry...great. ;)

Angi Solle said...

I don't know why whenever I am trying to eat healthy I get drawn to yummy blog posts like this one! Everything looks amazing...thanks for sharing (or no thanks!) Just started following you on GFC and I can't wait to see what else you post. Your blog design is so freaking cute!

Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

Jen said...

I love crispy edges and a gooey center when it comes to cookies. I just make 6 dozen cookies for a fundraiser so cookies have been on my mind all day haha.

Vickie said...

I like crispy. Need to dunk!

Amanda said...

Hi! Love your blog! I'm stopping in from the #DisneySide group. :-)

-Amanda
http://mykingdomofmagic.blogspot.com/

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