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If you like your cookies (whether Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal-Raisin or otherwise) to boast crispy edges and chewy middles, the chefs at America’s Test Kitchen recommend a coffee break. That’s right — give your cookie mixture a 10-minute rest right before you add any dry ingredients. This gives the sugars a chance to dissolve, leading to better caramelization, leading to a better cookie texture and flavor. Try it on your next batch.