Ok, so I have been a baker all my life (well actually Im a hairstylist, but Im trying to follow my passion for baking).
I am looking to come up with a fun idea to bake and sell at local farmers markets. My latest possible idea is flavored "chocolate chip cookies". For instance, banana cream cookies, cafe latte cookies, cherry almond cookies, the list goes on and on.
Here is my question. I want to use a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe as my base and flavor accordingly.
Like for Banana Cream cookies I want to use banana flavoring in my cookies and vanilla chips. The thing is Id like to color the cookies according to flavor. Yellow for banana. Knowing a bright yellow cookie will be somewhat off putting I want just a hint of yellow so people know what they are eating. But my chocolate chip cookie base is brown from the brown sugar. I looked up if you can substitute all white sugar for the brown sugar and what I find is yes, but it changes the consistency of the cookie which I would prefer not to do.
So here are some ideas. I hear you can substitute brown sugar with a white sugar and molasses mix but that still makes my cookies brown. So what about a substitute of white sugar and light corn syrup? It just sounds sooooo sweet. So not sure about that.
What about adding some white coloring to my cookies. I have used it before in cakes to get them ultra white. I wonder if that would brighten my cookies and allow for me to then color the dough yellow.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Is this even a possibility? I dont want the cookies to look...well...pukey. But I think a light yellow cookie would be cute. I plan to just experiment but if anyone has any ideas Id love to hear them.