Make The Fluffiest, Softest Cookies With Cake Flour

Make The Fluffiest, Softest Cookies With Cake Flour
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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.

Not only will these alternatives behave in vastly different ways, but their flavour will be all wrong. Thanks to its unusual starch content, which our saliva converts to sugar, bleached cake flour tastes particularly sweet, backed by the distinctive, mild flavour of white wheat. And, to be honest, if bleached cake flour isn’t your jam, then you probably don’t have any lingering affection for Lofthouse Cookies anyway.

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.

Want Soft and Fluffy Lofthouse-Style Cookies? It’s a Piece of Cake [Serious Eats]

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