How To Make Your Cookies Crispy or Chewy

By Chef Yadira Stamp

How do you like your cookies – crispy or chewy? Everyone has their preference on how their cookie should be. Whatever your idea of a perfect cookie is, understanding the science can help you develop your go-to recipe.

  • If you want your cookies to be crispier, add more butter to the mix. The higher ratio of butter and granulated sugar helps the overall texture and shape of the cookie.
  • If you prefer your cookies to be chewier, use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour, and brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.