Choose Your Butter
Most cookie recipes call for unsalted butter. This allows you to control the amount of salt in your recipe.
Measure Dry Ingredients Correctly
For the most accurate measurement, spoon flour into the measuring cup. This prevents the flour from getting packed in, which could result in too much flour and a tougher cookie.
Chill Cookie Sheets
After placing any cookie dough on a cookie sheet, chill for 20 minutes. The butter in the dough should be cold before baking to prevent spreading. Be sure to let your baking sheets cool between batches!