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Who doesn’t love a good cookie? They’re delicious, sweet, and come in many flavors. You may have cookies recipes that you enjoy making; however, do you think about enhancing their taste? If so, keep reading to learn my methods on how to enhance the flavor of your cookie recipes!
To add a rich and nutty flavor to your cookies, you should brown your butter. You can get brown butter by placing a stick of butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Then, constantly stir the butter with a rubber spatula until the butter turns brown. Lastly, transfer it into a heat-safe bowl or cup. If you decide to bake cookies with it, it’s important to let the butter cool before adding it into a batter. In addition, if your recipe calls for cold butter, let your brown butter sit in the fridge overnight.
Often, cookie recipes require you to let your dough chill for a specific amount of time. Warm cookie dough can cause your cookies to spread too thin, lose their texture, and burn. I like to chill my cookie dough to ensure a firm texture. In addition, the chilled dough is a great flavor enhancer because the ingredients will bake evenly and complement each other.
Spices can add an amazing aroma and flavor to your cookies. I use spices like cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to bring out the flavor in many recipes. In addition, spices can become a central part of your cookie. For example, you can add spiced chai to create delicious chai spice oatmeal cookies. Ultimately, the choice is up to you to add some spice. Pick anything that you would like!
Salt is a great flavor enhancer because it can increase the perception of sweetness in a cookie. You may not equate saltiness to a sweet flavor for desserts, but it’s a well-known baker’s hack. The next time you’re baking cookies, add a pinch or two of salt into the dough. You will receive a pleasant surprise of flavor as the salt will balance the sweetness.
I love sending a cookie care package and when I don’t have time to bake, I rely on Spoonful of Comfort. You can send one or two-dozen cookies, beautifully packaged, with a gift card, for around $25 including shipping. Choose from snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, gingerbread, triple chocolate, oatmeal raisin, sugar cookies or vegan gluten-free chocolate chip.