One of the happiest feelings is pulling a perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies out of the oven.
In my last few attempts I’d been spurned by flattened cookies, but this time I played hard ball:
- I left the butter out to soften for exactly 45 minutes before working with it
- I spaced the cookies two inches apart, giving them plenty of space
- I didn’t use parchment paper or spray; I read that it can encourage spreading
- I included two extra tablespoons of flour because I left out the nuts
If you’re feeling bummed out by flattened cookies, try a half batch of the Tollhouse Classic recipe, following the above tips, and let us know how it goes!