All cookies are delicious in their own right, but sometimes you have a craving for specific kind, and those cravings should be indulged. If you have a hankering for the soft, fluffy, Lofthouse-style cookies, you’ll need to grab some cake flour.
Photo by Vicky Wasik.
As baking goddess Stella Parks explains on Serious Eats, it just makes sense that a light, tender, cake-like cookie could be created using cake flour, specifically bleached cake flour (accept no substitutes):
Unbleached cake flour, cake flour processed with modified starch, cake flour fortified with malted barley, and DIY solutions (like all-purpose flour mixed with cornstarch) simply won’t do.
Click the link below for Parks’ perfect Lofthouse Cookie recipe, but you can also try fluffing up other cookie recipes by swapping out regular AP flour for it’s cake-y cousin.