All you Need to Know About Cookies

The different ways the ingredients can effect the final product.

A. 1. Drop Cookies

Drop cookies are made from a relatively soft dough that is dropped by spoonfuls onto the baking sheet. During baking, the mounds of dough spread and flatten. Chocolate chip cookies (Toll House cookies), oatmeal (or oatmeal raisin) cookies, and rock cakes are popular examples of drop cookies.

Oatmeal Raisian Cookie

2. Rolled Cookies

Made from a stiffer dough that is chilled and then rolled out and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter, knife or pastry wheel. Gingerbread men are an example (or any cookie made with a cookie cutter).

Ginger Bread Man/Ginger Bread Cookies are all rolled cookies.

3. Icebox/Refrigerator Cookie

A type of cookie with the dough formed and chilled before being sliced for baking; also called refrigerator cookie.

4. Mollded

Made from a stiffer dough that is molded into balls or other shapes (wreaths, for example) before baking. Almond crescents are an example of molded cookies.

5. Bar Cookies

Here, batter or other ingredients are poured or pressed into a rectangular pan (sometimes in multiple layers), then baked and cut into individual-sized squares. Brownies and lemon bars are examples of bar cookies. In the U.K., bar cookies are known as “tray bakes.”

6. Pressed Cookies

Made from a soft dough that is extruded from a cookiepress (cookie gun) or pastry tube into various decorative shapes. Spritz cookies are an example.

B 1. Crisp

2. Chewy

3. Soft

C. Flour sugar eggs leavening fat

2. Sugar

3. Eggs

4. Leavening Agents

5. Fat

D. Safety and Sanitation

Example 1: Using gloves for already cooked cookies.

Example 2: oven mit

E 1. Double Pan

2. Temperature

F. Cooling

G. Storing

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