Making the perfect cookie - Don't make these mistakes
Baking is a science, so unlike savory cooking there's more room for error. With 15 years experience as a savory Chef even I was intimidated at first when I started down the sweet street.
I'm sharing my top tips I've acquired over the last few years baking our high protein cookies to help you get the best result.
Here's a few common baking mistakes⬇️
➡️ Your butter is either too soft, too cold or not fully incorporated. This is the biggest mistake when it comes to cookies and can result in a flat and greasy cookie.
✔️Your butter should be room temperature vs softened. What's the difference?
Soften butter when pressed with your finger will go straight through, where room temp butter will indent but still offer some resistance. As long as your butter isn't left out somewhere hot it shouldn't soften too far on its own.
✔️Fully incorporate your butter into the dough by using a sturdy wooden spoon or electric mixer. If clumps of butter remain you'll get a greasy cookie. Don't worry about overmixing that doesn't apply to gluten free.
➡️ Your oven temperature is inaccurate.
Baking temp makes a big difference in the end result. Too hot and the edges or top will burn before the middle is cooked or the butter will melt too fast and result in a flat cookie. Too cool and it will take longer to bake and impact the overall texture.
✔️The best way to ensure an accurate temp is to get an oven thermometer. All our oven temperatures suggested are for the bake option NOT convect. If you're using convection you likely will need to lower by 25 degrees.
➡️ Your cookie sheet.
If you use a hot cookie sheet or a dark cookie sheet this will impact your baking.
✔️A lighter coloured sheet with parchment paper to avoid sticking is best vs a dark nonstick brand. Be sure your sheet is fully cooled and buy a heavier vs cheaper brand to avoid warping and uneven cooking.
➡️ Inaccurate measuring.
This goes without saying in ALL recipes but with baking this is NOT the time to wing it. Ideally you should invest in kitchen scale. It's the most accurate way of measuring.
➡️ Let your cookies cool.
✔️Don't rush removing the cookies from the sheet. Your cookie should be slightly undercooked when removed from the oven and then the residual heat will finish the cooking process. Let the coolies cool for 10 minutes.
⭐Bonus tip: although the idea of a warm straight from the oven cookie sounds yummy, cookies get better as they cool and all of the flavors come together, so enjoying one the next day is even better!
Check out our high protein cookie mixes and start giving these tips a go!
Let customers speak for us
This is the best cocoa ever, just the right sweetness and it has the added protein bonus. Delicious with a slice of double chocolate brownie!
I’ve never like any of those products that contain proteins because they taste like powder. I juste discovered that brand and my oh my IT IS DELICIOUS!! it actually taste chocolate chips cookies! It is sweet enough, tender AND crunchy. A real pleasure to eat.
I’m not a big fan of pancakes, but my husband and 6 year old are so we tried these out. These are so delicious and have the perfect amount of sweetness to them that even I am now wanting to eat them! I love that I can get a good amount of protein for breakfast in with these. When our son tried it, he ate 4 of them in one sitting! Can’t wait to try more of your products!
I always make the supercharged single serving hack when making my pancakes and these, these are beyond delicious! I'm now using them to recover postpartum and they have the perfect amount of chocolate chips and chocolatey goodness in there without being too sweet. These have quickly become my fave pancake mix.
These are sooooo delicious. Definitely will be a repeat purchase!
Love all the possible options with the muffins. Every time is a different kind and never disappoints. Thank you for all the ideas :)
My go to before my workout! I love a sweet breakfast, and this does the trick without all the sugar!
A healthy alternative for a nighttime treat, love it!
I love these! I’m not even the biggest fan of the flavour in general but I made them exactly as suggested and OMG… these are so good I started eating before I was done cooking them lol!
Two of my favourite products. I make the brownie for dessert often when we have friends around for dinner and it is always a winner.
My decadent treat - a mug of hot protein cocoa and a slice of brownie - heaven
Vanilla protein pudding is such a sweet indulgence without the guilt!! It's a fantastic after dinner treat!! I can't get enough!
I've bought the vanilla pudding twice now and I eat it all right away in single servings...one after another...til the package is gone haha. It's so good, the best pudding ever! I prefer it over the chocolate pudding.
I bought this mix a couple weeks back and finally tried it lastnight (note - that was the longest anything HelloAmino has lasted in this household..usually when I buy stuff I eat it all right away haha) I bake banana bread often but this was so much better than any banana bread I've ever had! It smelled amazing when it was baking, I took it out when it was finished and could hardly wait til it was fully cooled to try it. My boyfriend and I absolutely loved it! So soft, tasty, just perfect!!!
The banana bread is so delicious!! Baked it up and had to have a piece once it had cooled a little. My kiddos gobbled this piece as well!! Amazing product!!
Eat them plain, or add some blueberries. Top with yogurt or cottage cheese and chicken sausage, and I have nearly 50g of protein for breakfast! I never ate pancakes before HelloAmino!
The Banana loaf was delicious! And with xtra protein why not!