Cookies and biscuits are baked snacks that are typically made from flour, sugar, and butter or shortening. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors and can be soft, chewy, or crispy. Cookies are generally smaller and flatter, while biscuits are thicker and often have a crumbly texture. Both cookies and biscuits can be sweet or savory and are a popular snack and dessert around the world.
Native tapioca starch is often used in the production of cookies and biscuits to enhance their texture, moisture retention, and cooking stability. It also provides gluten-free and egg-free options for consumers with dietary restrictions. Additionally, it can improve dough strength and contribute to the softness and crispiness of the final product.
Native tapioca starch has several benefits when used in cookies and biscuits, some of which are:
- Moisture retention: Tapioca starch helps to retain moisture in cookies and biscuits, making them soft and chewy.
- Shelf life extension: The starch helps to extend the shelf life of baked goods by preventing them from becoming stale or hard.
- Softness: Tapioca starch can help to give cookies and biscuits a softer texture.
- Crispiness: The starch can also help to create a crispy texture in cookies and biscuits.
- Cooking stability: Tapioca starch provides stability during the baking process, preventing cookies and biscuits from spreading or breaking apart.
- Gluten-free: Tapioca starch is naturally gluten-free, making it a good alternative for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.
- Egg-free: The starch can also be used as an egg replacement in cookies and biscuits.
- Unique texture: Tapioca starch can give cookies and biscuits a unique texture that sets them apart from traditional wheat-based baked goods.
- Dough strength: Tapioca starch can help to strengthen cookie and biscuit dough, making it easier to work with and reducing the likelihood of breakage during baking.