By: Brandon Newcom
Culinary I- Mrs. Styers
Ingredients: 1 cup butter softened, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 3 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons hot water.
Texture: Chewy, soft, melt in your mouth taste.
Examples: Chocolate Chip Cookies. M&M Cookies
The cookie dough is prepared, then rolled out, usually on a floured surface. Cookies are then cut out of the dough in the desired shapes, placed on a cookie sheet, and baked. While there is nothing to say that the cookies can't simply be cut out with a knife in squares, a cookie cutter is almost always used instead to give visual appeal to the shape of the cookie.
Example: Sugar Cookies
Ingredients: 2 3⁄4 cups flour (all purpose is fine)1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda1 cup butter (softened in microwave)1 1⁄2 cups sugar1 egg (large)1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Texture: Crunchy, very tender
Ice box cookies or Refrigerator cookies are made from a stiff dough that is refrigerated to become even stiffer. The dough is typically shaped into cylinders which are sliced into round cookies before baking.
Examples: Lemon Ice box cookies
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar2 large eggs 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt
Texture: Chewy, Can have some crunchy
dough molded into balls or cookie shapes by hand before baking.
Examples: Fortune Cookies
Ingredients: 2 egg whites room temperature, 6 tablespoons butter, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup flour, sifted, 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Bar Cookies are a type of cookie made by baking batter in a sheet pan, then cutting into bars or squares.
Example: Lemon Bar Cookie
Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour4 eggs 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 lemons, juiced
Pressed cookies are typically cookies that are made through the use of a cookie gun or similar device that allows cookie dough to be pressed through an extruding nozzle onto a baking sheet.
Example: Butter Snow Flakes
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 cup butter1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 1 cup white sugar,1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract,1 teaspoon orange zest
Texture: Crunchy, Dry
No licking mixing spoon or fingers -sample when it is done cooking.
Read through any recipe you are using. Double check you have all ingredients available.
Keep Good personal hygiene.
After Taking cookies out of the oven, place the cookies on a cooling rack as shown below.
Keep Cookies stored in a closed container in room temperature. They can last a couple hours. You can freeze the cookies to make them last up to 2 months