Why does every batch of homemade chocolate chip cookies always seem to come out different from the last one? From crisp edges to a doughy center, there are dozens of ways for the perfect chocolate chip cookie to crumble. How do you get the kind you want?
It’s what’s on the inside that counts. According to Food Network’s ingenious Chocolate Chip Cookie Guide, where a batch falls on the gooey-to-crispy cookie spectrum depends on what’s called for in the recipe. To find out how to get your fave, look no further.
1. Classic: Use room temperature butter
Not interested in messing with the classics? The key component to the timeless crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside consistency is making sure your butter is room temperature instead of chilled or melted.
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2. Gooey: Use coconut oil instead of butter
3. Cakey: Use only brown sugar
For a tender, spongey cookie, take a walk on the dark side and use 1 1/2 cups of brown sugar and get rid of the granulated altogether.
4. Chewy: Use corn syrup
Swap in a 1/4 cup of corn syrup for granulated sugar for a consistency that lingers a little longer.
4. Crispy: Bake longer
With a recipe that’s been done to death, you might as well do it right. Want to leave it to the experts? Check out Spoon’s top chocolate chip cookie recipes to find one that chocolates your chip.