The world’s top-selling cookie is the humble Oreo. It’s not surprising that the popular cookie is a favorite around the globe — just look at the brand’s limited-edition flavors, each of which seems to be more popular than the last.
The Six Major Kinds of Cookies
- Molded Cookies. Molded cookies are usually round in shape and are formed by rolling the dough with your hands.
- Dropped Cookies. Dropped cookies are usually the easiest kind of cookie to make.
- Rolled Cookies.
- Pressed Cookies.
- Refrigerator Cookies.
- Bar Cookies.
- No Bake Cookies.
– According to a Nestlé Toll House poll in 2017, chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookie in 18 states, followed by peanut butter chocolate chip.
Flour is the main ingredient that provides structure in a cookie – without it, there would be no cookie! The gluten in flour forms a web of sorts – the framework that catches the air bubbles/gasses given off during rising. This helps provide the structure.
Adding an extra egg yolk increases chewiness. Rolling the cookie dough balls to be taller than wider increases thickness. Using melted butter (and slightly more flour) increases chewiness. Chilling the dough results in a thicker cookie.
Creating the Cookies You Want
There are three main types of cookie categories: crispy, cakey, and chewy. For softer, chewier cookies, you will want to add much less granulated sugar, slightly more brown sugar, and a fair bit less butter. For cakey cookies, you will often be including even less butter and sugar.
As mentioned earlier, in a cookie recipe, eggs act as a binder that binds all the other ingredients together and holds the shape of the cookie. It also gives the cookie moisture and without the egg(s) in the cookie, the cookies will turn out to be very dense and chewy.
How much applesauce replaces an egg?
Applesauce. Use applesauce to add moisture. Replace one egg with 1/4 cup of applesauce in sweet desserts. If you want a lighter texture, add an extra 1/2 teaspoonful of baking powder, as fruit purées tend to make the final product denser than the original recipe.
If the recipe doesn’t call for any other liquid, the egg is most likely there for moisture. In that case, you can confidently replace it with yogurt or milk. Eggs are high in protein and fat. If the egg is added for an additional richness, replace it with milk powder or cream.