What Does Cookie Dough Resting Do?


Nik Sharma

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Now that we’re talking about cookies, it’s time to discuss the results of a cookie experiment I recently ran.

In many cookie recipes, including mine, there’s often a request to let freshly made cookie dough in the refrigerator “rest.” This rest is supposed to help with two things; improve flavor and texture.

Let’s look at the first claim – resting improves the flavor of cookie dough. 

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