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How to Make Chocolate Chip Cookies: two recipes with variations

teacher avatar Daniela Lambova, Food Blogger & Photographer

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9 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Types of cookies

    • 3. Chocolate chip cookies variations

    • 4. Equipment

    • 5. Ingredients

    • 6. How to make Chewy Cookies

    • 7. Baking the Cookies

    • 8. Flat and Crispy Cookies

    • 9. Final words

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About This Class

Have you ever failed baking cookies because the recipe did not achieve the results you hoped for? 

With this course, Chocolate Chip Cookies won't be a challenge for you any more!

In this class you will learn how to combine ingredients in order to achieve the results you want: flat and crispy or chewy cookies. You will also find lots of baking tips and ideas which will help you to master cookie baking.

Here is what you will learn in the class:

  • Most common types of cookies and how their textures are achieved
  • What are the most common chocolate chip cookie ingredients and what effect has each one of them
  • Basic cookie baking equipment
  • How to make chewy cookies
  • How to make flat cookies
  • Ideas for cookie experiments

The goal of this course is not only to teach you to make cookies, it is also to give you the confidence to experimenting with new cookie recipes and have fun baking like never before.

Don't forget to download the attached class resources with the cookie recipes and additional tips and inspiration. The attachments are only available on Desktop!

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Daniela Lambova

Food Blogger & Photographer


I'm Daniela, a Food Blogger, Food Photographer and Cookbook Author based in Sofia, Bulgaria. I love everything about food, especially desserts. In my blog Dani's Cookings you will find all kinds of sweets, including sugar-free, low carb and vegan. 

I've been baking since I was a child and I enjoy helping other people become confident in the kitchen. My philosophy is that everyone should be able to eat good homemade desserts, made with love and without guilt.

In 2019 I published my first cookbook about healthy desserts (it is only in Bulgarian for now but I am planning to release it in English soon!)


My second big passion is the Food Photography. Since I started my first blog in 2012, I have gone... See full profile

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1. Intro: If you are a cookie lover, these classes for you, do you wonder why some cookies are crispy and others actually, what is the difference between drop cookies and roll cookies or how to make chocolate chip cookies does to exactly your taste. In the next videos, I'm going to answer all these questions and we'll give you all some general tips and advice. Cookie baking. My name is Daniela, and I'm a food blogger since 2012, which I'm very passionate about baking. And in my blog I have all kinds of deserts, including diet friendly, Quito, and began my Baking fashion started when I was a kid. And he still continues. My goal is to help people learn baking homemade dessert with quality ingredients. I believe that everybody is able to create day's key and pretty desserts at home with just a little bit of practice. In this course, you will see how I make chocolate chip cookies from scratch, and you will be able to follow these first few neuro. In addition, I'll give you tips how you can modify this recipe in order to suit your taste. How to make the texture different, and what kind of variations of these cookies you can make. I will also give you a lot of tips and advisors about cookie baking in general. Some next time when you find a recipe that you would like to follow, to feel more confident. This is going to be a fun class which has the goal to teach us some new baking skills and to help you embrace your family and friends with home made cookies. Are you ready? See you in the course. 2. Types of cookies: There are so many different types of cookies in the world. Soft, chewy, heart, crispy, crunchy chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread cookies. I'll explain now, which are the main types of cookies and how they're made using different ingredients and how their texture is created to correct proportions of these ingredients. Hopefully, this will help you understand a little bit of the science behind cookie recipes. And next time when you look for a new cookie recipe, it will be easier for you to understand what would be the result before making it. Drop cookies. These are the most common cookies that everyone loves. Chocolate chip cookies are just one kind of drop cookies. There are many others, like for example, sneaker doubles, crinkled cookies, peanut butter cookies, and so on. Some are soft, others crispy and sometimes you just don't know which recipe to tools, cut-out or row cookies. These are the ones that you roll out using a rolling pin. In order to do that, you need to make a door that is far more than the one of most dropped objects. This is achieved usually by adding more flour and refrigerating the Door. Of course, even some of the drop cookies require the door to be refrigerated because this makes them spread less during the baking process, there are cookies might contain or not, baking soda or baking powder. For example, the Lintner cookies, which are really beautiful and tasty, don't contain baking powder. Neither baking soda though is formed, but it's also very moist and fat in a way because it is made with a lot of butter, egg yolks, and almond flour, which are reaching fats to gingerbread cookies, on the other hand, are softer. Thanks to the Londoners in the door. Webinars are baking soda or baking powder. Downside of using webinars is that the shape of the cookies is not always as irregular after they have been baked. But with gingerbread cookies, this doesn't seem to be an issue usual. 3. Chocolate chip cookies variations: So today we are going to focus on drop Cauchy's and particularly on the good old chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are very different by themselves. But in fact, using the same door, you can make variations just by changing some of the ingredients. The easiest way to modify the chocolate chip cookie is just to change the chocolate chips with something else. Like for example, white chocolate chips, M&Ms. Not another option to modify it is to change the flavor. Instead, just vanilla. You cannot alone extract wrong like struct, you can try with zest, lemon, zest, orange zest spices. There are many variations which you can experiment with, but apart from the flavor, we can also change the texture of the chocolate chip cookies. We can achieve this by changing some of the ingredients or the recipe methods that we're following. For example, I like very much chewy cookies. So I have prepared you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, but I will also give you ideas how to modify them in order to become a little bit different in terms of texture, there taste would be probably exactly the same, but different texture makes the feeling different. A little summary of the most commonly used ingredients and their effects on the recipe. To achieve a truly texture, usually, we use melted butter, we use brown sugar, sometimes even cornstarch and an additional egg. All of these ingredients keep moisture inside the cookies and that way help achieve these chewy, nice texture. On the other hand, if you prefer your cookies, crispy and flat, you're going to use only white sugar and you cream the butter instead of using melted one. Also, maybe you would need to use a little bit less flour in order to help the cookies spread easier because more flour keeps the cookies thick and they're not spreading as much, which retains also easier the moisture inside. In the next videos, I'm going to show you how you can make chocolate chip cookies and the ways to modify them in order to make them with slightly different texture. 4. Equipment: To make cookies, you don't need fancy equipment, but it is good to have few useful booths at home. Large baking theme, preferably you should have at least two teens, because this will make your cookie baking easier and will save you a lot of time normally, while the first thing is baking in the Oval, I am preparing already the cookies in the second thin parchment paper or a silicone MAT. I normally use parchment paper, but some people say that silicone MAT are the best they should have with silicon mat is that I never find one that is exactly the size of my teens. And if you use a silicone MAT, you definitely need one that fits your tin correctly. Otherwise, your cookies will come out in weird shapes or bent. The point of lining your teens with parchment paper or silicon mat is the cookie is not to stick to the plan and grazing the tin is not enough. If you don't lie in your teens, they're going to get dirty and you have hard time afterwards to clean them. Not to mention that the cookies might break when you tried to remove them from the tin, hand whisk, mixer, rubber spatula, or woman spawn. These tools are used to mix the dough. Normally I start with a whisk. Sometimes you can also start with a mixer if you'd have to cream butter or we x, when you start adding the dry ingredients, which will make your door thicker, you will need would've ball or a spatula in some cases, clink film. I recommended for the moments when you need to refrigerate your door, you just need to leave the door in the ball, wrap the bowling clean field, and leave it in the fridge for dedicated time. Refrigerating The door is important process of some recipes because it helps the ingredients to get thicker, the door to get firmer, and that way the cookies will not spread too much during the baking. In some recipes, this is an essential part, so don't miss it. If you make cutout cookies, you will also need a rolling pin. And now I'll give you my best tip for rolling door in order to make less mess and to make it easier in general for you, rather go between two sheets of parchment paper. Last but not least, you will also need one large ball to make the dough, and also several smaller bowls or cups to prepare your ingredients. Always prepare your ingredients in advance before starting the recipe. This is quite important. That way, it's much less likely that you'll forget something. This is valid not only for cookie recipes, is also valid for any kind of baking recipe. 5. Ingredients: Here are the ingredients for our recipe. All-purpose flour, brown sugar, white sugar, melted butter, baking soda, salt, one egg. When you extract chocolate chips or crushed chocolate book, I honestly prefer the chocolate block cut into pieces. Because when you break it with a knife, you end up not only with chocolate chunks, but also with tiny little shapes, which incorporating the dough very nicely and live even stronger chocolate flavor. With this ingredient we would make true in soft cookies. If you want them to be crispy, don't melt the butter and use only white sugar. Also decrease the flower by approximately 1 fourth part, it is also recommended to use both baking powder and baking soda. In this case, you will find the complete list of recipe ingredients, including the variations and detailed steps in the attached files. 6. How to make Chewy Cookies: Third, by whisking the batter when the two types of sugar and vanilla and egg whisk again, gradually until dry ingredients. For them with the spatula or a wooden spoon at the end. And the chocolate chips or chocolate chunks mix gently until absorbed. Wrap the ball would think, feel and let the door cool for at least 30 minutes. You can leave it in the fridge for up to two hours. 7. Baking the Cookies: Line a large team with parchment paper. Make bolts out of the door. In our case, the boys, firm enough so we can name the bolts. When you prepare crispy cookies, usually the dough will be too sticky to make bolts. So you can use an ice cream scoop to arrange the moment tin. Normally cookies and cakes are big, that 350 degrees Fahrenheit or a Hamilton 80 degrees Celsius. There are some exceptions, usually with lower temperature. Normally to avoid cookies becoming dark on top. Baked for about ten minutes, watch carefully the bottoms of the cookies when they start becoming brown around the edges. Remove the thin from yeoreobun. Normally, all kinds of cookies mean between 815 minutes in the oven depending on their size, and of course, depending on the author. 8. Flat and Crispy Cookies: As I mentioned earlier, you can make a lot of variations with this cookie dough. If you add an additional egg, for example, the cookies will become softer and cake like those bread also more. So they will have a very soft and puffy center and they will spread along. If you are just an extra yoke, there will be cheerier and even software if you reduce slightly the flour and cream the butter instead of being melted one, the cookies will become crispier and flat. In this case, you may also want to use only white sugar. White sugar doesn't retain the moisture that much as brown sugar. In this video, I'm going to show you how to create the flood and crispy cookies. In this case, we use soft butter and we clean it with the sugar. We use only white sugar. And we also beat a little bit together the egg, the butter, and the sugar with the mixer. By bidding all these ingredients, we increase the quantity of the air inside the door, and this helps the cookies to spread more. One more difference in the ingredients we use also baking powder, apart from baking soda. And also the flower that we're using is less quantity than the other STP for the chewy cookies. By using less flour, the door is not that stable as in the other case. Hence, the cookies are not staying still like balls, they are spreading right away. The flower gives stability to the donor Modi. And the last thing that we need to do in order to achieve the flood cookies is that we don't refrigerate the door. If by any chance you want to make the door in advance and we have to refrigerate it before making the cookies. Live it out for around half an hour. This'll help the door to softer and to spread during the baking. 9. Final words: The project of this class will be very simple. Just make cookies following this recipe. You can modify the recipe if you wish, and state what kind of modification you have done. Please post a photo of your cookies. It'll be very interesting for me. Go see what variations you came up with. Remember when it comes to cookie recipes, it important just to have fun. Cookies are one of the best things you can make that really easy and quick. And learning to make cookies is really fun. So I hope that you enjoyed this class. Please don't hesitate to give me your feedback and to add also recommendations. I would like to update it in the future and to add additional information if you think that, that you can sell it. Thank you very much for watching this course and heavy baking.