Here's The Secret To Making Bakery-Style Cookies At Home

    AKA why bakery cookies taste so much better than yours.

    Everybody loves a good chocolate chip cookie, but not all cookies are created equal.

    Here are 12 of his pro tips you can use the next time you bake cookies:

    1. Don't skimp on the salt...

    2. And feel free to add some flaky salt on top for texture, flavor, and a ~cheffy~ touch.

    3. Make sure to start with room temperature butter...

    4. And cream it with the sugar for a long time.

    5. Use chopped chocolate, not chocolate chips.

    6. If you like them chewy, use bread flour instead of all-purpose flour...

    7. Or if you like them cakey, increase your leavener...

    8. Try using a combination of both white and brown sugar to give them a crispy and chewy texture.

    9. Let your dough "ripen" in the fridge to give it a better flavor and allow the flour to fully absorb the moisture.

    10. Don't grease the cookie sheet.

    11. Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough into perfectly sized balls.

    12. Add a few bits of chocolate on top of the unbaked dough to make them look picture perfect.

    13. Err on the side of under-baking them.

    14. Completely cool your sheet pan before baking another batch.

    Let's get baking!