Crispy Cookies are popular snacks amongst Indonesian people. Typically, cookies are made for Eid al Fitr (Lebaran Day). But, you don’t have to wait for such special holidays to make tasty cookies for your beloved family. Before you jump to the kitchen let’s take a look at some important tricks you need to know so you can make crispy cookies like these below:
1. Sifting Dry Ingredients
Sifting is used to fluff flour and filter out impurities. So, the first step to make crispy cookies is to sift flour, salt, and other dry ingredients to ensure they are really well mixed. After sifting the flour, it’s best to roast it so you can achieve a maximum dry flour. When the flour has cooled, you are ready to mix the flour with other ingredients.
2. Beating the Sugar and Butter
Beating together butter and sugar is almost always the first step in a cookie recipe. As you cream the butter and the sugar, it creates air pockets that expand in the oven, making the dough tender. But, avoid beating them together too long. Over-mixing can incorporate too much air into the dough, resulting in flat, overly spread-out cookies.
- Knead Dough Slowly
Kneading dough is a very important stage. If you knead the dough too hard and fast, the warmth of your hands can make the cookies dough become hard and tough. Also, flour contains gluten, a protein that gets tougher and harder the more you knead, roll and mix it. It’s best to knead the dough slowly for the sake of a crispy a cookie.
- Use Parchment Paper
Greasing the pan with butter is sometimes needed so your cookies won’t easily break. However, butter can make your pan too greasy. Instead, you can line baking pans with parchment paper. Because there’s enough fat in the dough already, this method prevents the dough from spreading.
- Oven Temperature
Make sure your oven is at the right temperature by using an oven safe thermometer. It’s better to bake cookies at a slightly lower temp to ensure the cookies won’t over bake and over brown, especially on the bottom.
- Use Good Quality Ingredients
And last but not least, use the best quality ingredients for the tastiest cookies. It’s important to check if the ingredients you use are still fresh or not. For example, if your baking powder is stored in a cupboard for more than six months, it will lose quite a bit of its potency and it will make a difference on the cookies you’ve made. Also, don’t forget, successful baking relies on the correct ratio of ingredients, so be sure to measure accurately.
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