It’s easy to see why chocolate chip cookies are America’s favorite variant of cookie. With equal parts of gooey and chewy, no one can resist the temptation of enjoying a cookie. That’s why Sarah Kieffer has created a new viral cookie obsession that the Internet is going crazy for.
Kieffer’s recipe doesn’t need any expensive kitchen equipment or over-the-top ingredients. In fact, her cookie recipe probably looks very similar to the ones that you’re used to.
With the cookie dough whipped together, Kieffer balls up four cookies per baking sheet and places them in the freezer to help prevent her cookies from rising too much.
Once it’s time to place the delicious treats in the oven, she bakes them for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. But what she does next may surprise you.
When the 10 minutes are up, Kieffer opens up the oven and bangs her cookie sheet against the wire rack of the oven.
Sarah calls this technique “pan banging” which helps create beautiful wrinkles in her cookies, leaving them flattened.
She places them back in the oven and every two minutes she resumes banging. She repeats that process until they have the width and height that she desires.
The end product is a gorgeous cookie that is crunchy on the outside and gooey in the inside.
This unique baking technique and her viral cookie have not only earned her a feature in the New York Times but also a prime spot in Kieffer’s new cookbook.
Learn more about how to bake these chocolatey wonders in the video below!
This is really the kind of cookies that we want. If you’ll excuse us, we will just have some baking to do. Ehem! We mean something to do.