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Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies FAQ’s
Curious on the science and ingredients behind thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies? Let’s dive into the details below!
What makes a cookie crispier and not chewy?
As a whole, thin and crispy cookies are created with a higher amount of granulated sugar, butter, and less flour than regular cookies.
More Granulated Sugar – One of the main ways to create more thin and crispy cookies is using a higher amount of granulated sugar vs. brown sugar. It helps achieve that perfect, crispy crunch!
Less Flour – Secondly, to ensure you get a crispy cookie, you want to use less flour than you normally would for regular cookies. If you use too much flour, the cookies will turn out more soft and chewy in texture.
What makes cookies flat and thin?
Melted Butter – Unlike softened butter which creates a more soft + chewy cookie that maintains its shape when baked, melted butter creates a softer cookie dough and is what results in cookies that spread out flat with nice, crisp edges.
No Chill Time – Lastly, because we want these cookies to spread out thin and crisp, you don’t need to chill this cookie dough. AKA: These cookies are the perfect choice when you just can’t wait to feed your chocolate chip cookie craving!
Tips for The Best Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Wanna know the secrets on how to bake thin, crispy chocolate chip cookies like those sold by Tate’s Bake Shop? Follow my easy tips below!
Measure Your Ingredients Precisely
Because this recipe relies on a specific butter, sugar, and flour ratio, it’s SUPER IMPORTANT to be precise with measuring and follow the exact amounts listed.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in microwave and let cool for 5 minutes.
Once cooled, combine melted butter with sugar and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until smooth. Add in milk, 1 large egg, vanilla extract, and sea salt, and whisk until combined.
Next, weigh out the flour with a food scale and add to the batter in increments, stirring until just combined. Do not overmix.
Lastly, fold in chocolate chips and stir until evenly combined.
Next, place heaping tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the lined cookie sheet. Make sure you allow plenty of space for the cookies to spread – I usually put 5-6 per cookies per tray.
If desired, add a few extra chocolate chips on top.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, rotating tray halfway through.
Remove from oven and if desired, immediately sprinkle the tops with flaky sea salt.
Let cool for 5 minutes on the tray before transferring to a cooling rack to cool further.
Serve cookies and enjoy!
Baking Tips: Since these cookies are thin and crispy, I recommend rotating the pan halfway through the baking time to ensure they bake evenly. I also recommend baking times according to your texture preference. At 10 minutes, they turn out perfectly crispy on the outside edges with a slight chew in the middle. But, if you prefer an extra crispy cookie with no chewiness you might prefer 11 or 12 minutes bake time.
Storage and Freezing:
Leftover crispy chocolate chip cookies should be stored at room temperature in an air tight container. They will remain fresh for up to 1 week, although they are best (and crispiest) on days 1-3.
To freeze, allow baked cookies to completely cool and place in a freezer safe Ziploc bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months. Once ready to eat, simply heat the cookies in the microwave for 30 seconds – 1 minute or until warm.
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I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies! Do you prefer thin and crispy chocolate chip cookies, soft and chewy, or both? Let me know in the comments below!