Who doesn’t love a freshly baked cookie? Whether you’re a fan of our Chewy & Chunky Cookies, crunchy snap cookies, or anything in between; there’s a type of cookie out there that’s perfect for you.
Did you know that cookies are not just defined by their flavor or ingredients? There are actually different types of cookies based on how they are mixed and shaped!
In this article, we’ll explore the different mixing methods and shaping techniques for cookies. So, grab a glass of milk and get ready to learn all about the wonderful world of cookies!
Type of Cookies
Cookies are classified based on their mixing methods or shaping technique.
- One Stage Method – just place all ingredients in a bowl, then mix.
- Creaming Method – cream the butter and sugar until light, add the eggs, then the liquids. Finally, add the dry ingredients last.
- Sponge Method – whip the eggs until light and fluffy, usually done with sugar (for at least 3 – 5 minutes). Then fold in dry ingredients and flavorings.
- Bagged – use a piping bag to pipe out the dough into shapes.
- Dropped – use a scoop or spoon to form the dough.
- Rolled – roll dough into sheets, then cut with shaped cookie cutters.
- Molded – mold the dough into desired shape.
- Ice Box or Slice-and-Bake – shape dough into logs, and chill it until firm, then slice before baking.
- Bar – shape dough in narrow strips then cut into bars; or spread into a baking pan, bake, then cut into bars.
Have you tried any of these mixing methods and shaping techniques? Do you have anything to share, or do you have questions in mind? Leave a comment or send us a message. Well be more than happy to read your thoughts.
Stay tuned as we explore more about the world of cookies, up next “Characteristics of Cookies.”
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