If You Salt The Top Of Cookies, Try Doing The Opposite

Sprinkling flaky pieces of salt on top of your homemade cookies can help them taste even sweeter, but thinking about salting the bottom of your next batch also has its benefits. Adding salt to the bottom of a cookie ensures each bite has a salty flavor — let's face it, those delicate salt crystals can fall off fairly easily. Additionally, the bottom of salted cookies is often what hits the taste receptors on your tongue first, preparing your mouth for the unique culinary experience to follow.

Whether you press larger, crunchier sea salt flakes or lightly sprinkle finer kosher salt grains onto the base of each raw cookie, this hidden touch carries a wallop of flavorful impact when it comes to the taste, texture, and enjoyment of a treat pulled fresh out of a hot oven. Your regular batch of cookies will never be the same again.

Hiding flavor beneath a household favorite

If you've splurged on fleur de sel salt to make your next baker's dozen of chocolate cookies, ensure that no piece of the precious ingredient goes to waste by carefully adding the luxurious salt to the bottom of the raw cookie dough shapes you've formed. This bottom-salting baking technique also works well with thumbprint cookies, and you can lightly press each raw cookie down into neat piles of salt before lining up them onto baking sheets and placing the batch into the oven.

With this easy and quick addition of a touch of hidden salt, an average-looking cookie is transformed into a baked good that has the potential to deliver unexpected deliciousness that is both balanced and moist. As you serve these salty-sweet treats to guests, your friends won't know what's coming — and will be pleasantly surprised after taking the first bite.