Cookies are a great item for snacks. You can enjoy your evening coffee or your kid can enjoy their milk or health drink well with cookies. There are different types of cookies—based on their flavor and shapes. As the main ingredient of cookies is flour, sugar, and butter (all carbohydrate-rich ingredients), they are a great source of energy. Cookies are one of the most commonly baked food items and have been a part of the baking culture for a long time. It is relatively easy to make cookies. Cookies are often customized by adding nuts, dry fruits like raisins, chocolate chips and peanut butter. For those children who have a sweet tooth, cookies are among their most favorite snacks. There are many varieties of cookies that are readily available in the Philippines market.
There are different types of cookies like bar cookies that are cut into the shapes of cookies after they are bakes. Fruit squares or oatmeal bars are a type of bar cookie. Drop cookies are made of a relatively soft dough that is put on the baking sheet. Chocolate chips cookies often fall under this type. Sandwich cookies have a sweet filling inside them, like jam, vanilla or molten chocolate. Butter cookies are very tasty and crisp to have. They are a great companion to any hot beverage. As they come in beautifully designed tin containers, they serve as a great gift item as well. Dark chocolate cookies are delicious to have as they contain original dark chocolate chips in them. Chunks of chocolate (two different kinds) are also found in these cookies. They are a classic blend of soft chocolate and crispy cookies, making them a delight to have.
Cookies are mainly made with flour and butter. But baking just the dough can turn out to be quite bland and uninteresting. Hence different types of cookie chips are added to the dough to make the cookie more innovative and interesting. Bakers over the ages have tried different out of the box cookie chips to make their cookies interesting and different from the rest. One of the most commonly used ingredients in cookie chips is cashew which complements the taste of butter greatly. Cashew blended with butter melts in the mouth the moment you take a bite of the cookie.
Another favorite of bakers is thee chocolate chip. Different types of chocolate – dark and milk chocolate – are used in cookie chips. Some cookies are made especially for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. Made of whole oats, they use cookie chips like flaxseed, fenugreek, malunggay, and white and black sesame seed (which contains galactagogues) that increases breast milk in breastfeeding mothers. Almond is another favorite cookie chip. They make the cookies crunchy and delicious. Almonds also add nutritional value to the cookies. Some chocolate chip cookies have flavored chocolate like mint chocolate in them, that leaves a refreshing taste in the mouth. Some soft cookies also have mango bits used as cookie chips.