Anyone know if there is an average size for gourmet cookies?
Thank you in advance.
What's a gourmet cookie?
Do you mean a cookie meant as a single serving item? My chocolate chip cookies are 4", but others that are taller are less in width. Just try to determine what size in a particular recipe will be one serving for the average person. I just bake one on each cookie sheet in different sizes until one just looks right. I have marked the parchment with the exact size of the serving so that I know how to duplicate it.
My gourmet macarons are 40mm wide and about 30mm tall when sandwiched together with ganache.
Greetings sweetjustice! The word "gourmet" refers to perceived quality of a product, So a "gourmet" cookie can be any size.
For making large cookies, I agree with Susan (scp1127), the size is up to you. I use a #20 (approx 3 tablespoons) yellow ice cream scoop for some recipes and a #12 (1/3 cup) green for others. The #12 scoop makes a very large cookie.
The scoops (sometimes called dishers) are used for consistency and portion control. These can be purchased in restaurant or bakery supply stores. The cheaper scoops found in WalMart or Target, etc, tend to break.
Mimi, what brand scoop are you using? I have one that I use but it has no number. I filled it with water one day so I know it's two tablespoons, but it's not numbered. I'd like to get a set of them for variation. I hate rolling stuff into balls, so a scoop makes things less painful, LOL.
I sent you some table of capacities, too. But these are the scoops and numbers.