A gooey chocolate chip cookie.
The Noisy Baking Trick That Results In Extra Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies
By Kelly Douglas
Milk Bar founder Christina Tosi is an unquestionable expert at baking crowd-pleasing cookies, and she recently doled out some advice that may intrigue bakers of all skill levels. As it turns out, there's a way to guarantee a gooey chocolate chip cookie — but it might come at the expense of your eardrums for a few seconds.
Tosi suggests changing the shape or texture of your cookies to make them gooey, and one of the easiest ways of doing this is to bang the cookies on a hard surface. To do this, spread your cookie dough balls on a sheet pan, bake them for a few minutes, and quickly smash the sheet pan with the cookies down on the oven rack before doing the rest of the baking.
You might wonder how this makes any difference, but Tosi says you'll notice a distinct texture on the cookies if you watch them bake in the oven. You should see a "really nice, sort of like almost caved-in cookie effect," which Tosi says will bring out all that melted chocolate.