Baking cookies – The best way to cool cookies (and why)

Cooling cookies according to instructions is not my ‘forte’. I tend to pull the cookies out of the oven, place them on any spot I can find and continue doing what I was doing. Even if instructions say otherwise, I tend to do it the easy way. And since I …

Baking cookies – What happens in the oven

Cookies + science = happiness, isn’t it? We’ve discussed cookie science quite a few times here on the blog. Whether it’s the role of different ingredients, the role of food colouring or just to share recipes. We haven’t discussed though what happens in the oven, where the cookie actually gets transformed …

What is red velvet? – A cookie recipe

Before making a red velvet cake or making red velvet cookies I never knew what red velvet cake or cookies were. I assumed they were plain vanilla cookies with a bright red colour. How could I know they contain cocoa powder (= brown!)? Why on earth are we trying to colour a …

Barbecue skillet cookie

How better to end your barbecue than with a warm freshly baked cookie made on the BBQ? I wouldn’t know how. Especially when you’re out camping or don’t have an oven, a barbecue is a great way to make your warm sweet dessert after all those savoury bites! I’d read …

Choosing which cocoa powder to buy – Chocolate Cookies

One of my favorite flavours for cakes and cookies is chocolate. It just about always tastes good! Also, it fits well with a lot of other flavours I like, such as fruits. However, the past few weeks I wasn’t very happy with the chocolate bakes I made. They somehow tasted …

What makes Oreo cookies black – On cocoa powder science

Oreo cookies are that type of cookie that’s combined with everthing and used for all sorts of baked goods. There’s Oreo cookie ice cream, Oreo cookie pie crust, etc. The super black outer cookie with the snow white gooey inside make it look different than a lot of cookies out …

14x Cookie Science – A roundup

Just like with any food, I like to understand the science of cookies. Why do I have to add certain ingredients and why do I have to do certain processes? If I don’t see a reason to add or do something, chances are I won’t. If ingredients have to be added …