Food - Drink
Ina Garten's Prep Tip For Perfect Cookie Dough
By CARA O'BLENESS
Celeb chef Ina Garten is known for helping home cooks create flavorful weeknight dinners, as well as comfort dishes and desserts. Garten's Giant Crinkled Chocolate Chip Cookies from her "Modern Comfort Food" cookbook have become a fan favorite, and the recipe involves a quick step to ensure perfect cookies.
Regardless of your favorite kind of cookie, Garten suggests freezing your individually-portioned cookie dough for 15 minutes before finally baking them in the oven and satisfying your relentless cravings. This mostly hands-off step ensures that your cookies will bake evenly with a perfect out-of-this-world texture.
Garten recommends using a ⅓ cup measuring cup or an ice cream scoop to plop 12 rounded scoops of cookie dough on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, before freezing for 15 minutes max. As for a tip from us, consider adding a little salt to your cookies to boost their sweetness in a surprising way.