Cookies are awesome. No question. They look brilliant, taste fantastic, and smell amazing!
But have you ever wondered why? No? To be honest I hadn’t either, but that inescapable desire for freshly baked cookies once the smell hits your nose is all to do with science.
You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science.
So next time you bake some cookies there’s no need to set the kitchen timer, just wait for your nose let you know when the Maillard reaction has taken place.
Proof that “science can be pretty sweet”. Happy baking!