For some, baking is no big deal, but for others it can be quite challenging. The trick is in the cookie dough mixing. Remember it’s all about chemistry! To achieve the perfect cookie dough texture, you have to be VERY careful not to over-mix your cookie dough.
Let me explain why: when flour is combined with wet ingredients, proteins in the flour are activated and they help hold the dough together. If the proteins are over-activated, your cookies will turn out tough.
So, to avoid any over-mixing and lots of crying in the kitchen floor, just stop mixing as soon as you don’t see any streaks of flour remaining in the mixing bowl.
Now, how do we know when to stop when we add chocolate chips for example, well, very easy, just stop mixing when there are a few streaks of flour left so you can combine it all together without over-mixing.