Six months ago it seemed like a great idea to have a cookie buffet at Joy’s wedding. Then, I started baking cookies. I wanted PERFECT cookies, one that would be better than any other. I also realized that I would have to bake and freeze ahead so that I wouldn’t be stuck in a hot kitchen at the 11th hour.
So, I studied cookies. I have made a few discoveries about cookies that I thought I would share.
- The recipe on a bag of chocolate chips is the same no matter the brand.
- Adding more vanilla to any cookie adds to the taste. Use real vanilla.
- Use real butter, especially in chocolate chip. It makes the edges crispy and the center soft.
- Mix the cookie dough and chill it in the refrigerator for 36 hours before baking. (this is for chocolate chip)
I had the most trouble finding an oatmeal raising recipe that I liked.
- I found that most recipes for oatmeal cookies differed.
- The best textured ones used old fashioned oats.
- Soak your raisins. You can use water, juice, or whiskey. (I used water)
- We probably won’t be having any oatmeal raisin cookies at the wedding.
I don’t know why I can’t make those taste and look perfect. But I can’t so we will be having sugar cookies instead. Now, to find the perfect glaze.