The Science Behind the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

This weekend is shaping up to be another cold and blustery, snow-filled couple of days. The kinda weekend where you never manage to actually put on shoes, cause there’s no way you’re going outside. The kind of weekend where you take on an indoor project with all kinds of immediate rewards…like perfecting the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.   

The Food Lab offers twenty (plus!) facts about the science and chemistry of great cookie baking. The cool thing here is, since cookie size, texture, chew, and crumb are all matters of personal preference, you can use these observations to customize your ideal cookie using the example recipe.

Me? I like mine very chewy, with lots of brown sugar and caramel flavors; smaller chunks of chocolate and a bit of extra salt.

Check it out on The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies