When you think "cake flour," your mind probably wanders to far off lands full of tall, delicate, gorgeous cakes. Enter cake flour cookies. They're feathery soft, ultra fluffy, and downright delicious.
These cake flour cookie recipes will have you pulling out the mixing bowls in no time.
The beauty of a cake flour cookie lies in the science. Cake flour has 3-6% less protein than all-purpose flour, leading to less gluten-formation in the dough.
The reduced gluten-formation keeps cookies ultra soft and cake-like.
While this can be desirable in some types of cookies, such as shortbread, cake cookies, or delicate sugar cookies, it may not work as well for cookies that are meant to be crispy or chewy. Some cookie recipes will call for a mixture of flours, creating a balanced cookie that's still soft, but keeps that classic cookie "chew."
Here are over 15 recipes to get you started on your cake-flour cookie journey:
100% Cake Flour
These scrumptious cookie recipes contain only cake flour [read: extra fluff]:
Cake Flour Blend
These delicious cookie recipes contain a blend of flours to create an irresistable texture:
Whether you're in the mood for a pillowy-soft cookie, or you're just here looking for a way to use up that last bit of cake flour in your cupboards, I hope these recipes have you inspired and ready to bake.
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