How to make a cookie recipe without instructions?

I got a good cookie recipe from some website, but there's no instructions. They look really good, so does anyone know how to make these without the instructions? Here's the measurements 3/4 cups unsalted butter, room temperature (1 1/2 sticks)

1 1/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)

1/2 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 1/2 cups toffee bits

coarse sea salt

5 Answers

  • 2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Most cookies follow the same instructions.

    Cream the butter and sugar

    Add the eggs one at a time.

    Scrape the bowl.

    Combine all the dry ingredients, except for the chips

    Add the dry a bit at a time while beating slowly

    Fold in the chips

    Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, over night is better.

    Portion onto a sheet pan that you have lined with parchment

    For extra large cookies, use 1/4 Cup measure

    For regular size cookies use about 1 to 2 Tablespoon measure.

    Flatten slightly and sprinkle with a pinch of the sea salt.

    Bake at 350 for 8 to 12 minutes for the small cookies....about 20 for the 1/4 cup measure cookies.

    Cookies should be golden but not browned at the bottom, remove from oven while they are just a bit soft.

    Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet then cool completely on wire rack.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Whisk the flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder in one bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, 3-5 mins. Mix in the eggs and vanilla to the sugar/butter. Fold in the dry ingredients to the wet, until incorporated. Add the chocolate and toffee. Preheat oven 350F. Scoop about 1 1/2 tbsp of dough onto baking sheets spaced 2 inches apart, sprinkle with coarse sea salt, and bake 10-12 mins. Let cool a few mins on sheet then completely on a rack.

  • Alpha
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    A "recipe" means the instructions for making the dish. If you don't have the instructions, then you don't have a recipe. And if you never made the cookies, then you don't know if they are good. Search again for other cookie recipes - there are over 20 million on the Web.

  • 2 years ago

    standard instructions:

    cream butter and sugars to really fluffy, beat in eggs one at a time and vanilla. Stir in sifted dry ingredients. Stir in other things like chips and toffee bits. Drop by spoonful on cookie sheets, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 350 F for about 8 to 10 minutes.

    I would put ONE spoonful of dough on a greased cookie sheet and bake it to see how the dough is going to work. If it spreads too much, add a bit more flour. If it holds the shape you put it then if you want it to spread a bit more, add a teaspoon milk or water to the dough. Also since there weren't instructions, I am guessing about the spoonful of dough and the temperature and timing. So it is important to check one cookie first before taking all the time to put a dozen spoonfuls on the cookie sheet and having them all run together.

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  • Robyn
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Sure! Making cookie dough is a pretty straightforward process and the majority of recipes use the same instructions.

    1. Cream the butter, brown sugar, and sugar together in a bowl. Beat the mixture until it's pale and creamy (a mixer works best, doing this by hand is doable but it would take a while).

    2. Add the eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla.

    3. Mix the baking powder and cornstarch into the flour, then add that to your wet ingredients and mix until no dry spots of flour remain.

    4. Mix in your chocolate chips and toffee bits, and presumably the sea salt? Unless they want that to go on top of the cookies.

    5. Scoop and bake, I usually do mine at 350 for about 15 minutes.

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