Although some of the people need a reason to have some cookies, others don’t need a reason to have some freshly baked ones at hand at all times. If you are one of the people who prefer to stay away from the store-bought cookies and dough, it is a must for you to know how to prepare the perfect cookies.

Cookies

The dough

As you may know the main ingredient of the dough is flour. There are different kinds of flour that you could use. In the majority of the cases the recipes make it possible for you to store half of the dough in the fridge to use it another time and to have fresh cookies.

Your favorite flavor

The best thing about the cookies is that you can have any flavor that you want. Usually the recipes are for the simple cookies and you can add ingredients as you wish. The most popular kind of cookie is the chocolate cookie, but you can also add fruit or dried fruits to the dough.

Make a log of the dough

First you have to roll your dough into a log shape and then freeze it for about 45 minutes. Then remove the log from the freezer and reroll it. This is important because it is easier to roll the cold dough.

Slice up the dough

You should remove the dough from your freezer only about 5 minutes before you slice it. Rotate the log a bit after each slice you cut to make sure that it remains round.

Reshaping the cookies

It is possible that the cookies won’t be perfectly round after slicing. If this is the case you can reshape them on the frying pan using your fingers.

Decorating the cookies

In the majority of the cases the dough of the cookie isn’t too sticky. This is why if you want the decorations to stick you will have to press them into the dough.

Baking

Now all there is left for you to do is to bake the cookies. Usually you don’t have to bake them for too long. Once they are baked they will have a gold color if you didn’t use cocoa for the dough. Anyway, for sure you will notice when they are ready. You could also test them.

In the end take the pan out and let the cookies cool before you move them so that they won’t break in your hands.

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