The video shows the processes of the three bakers, and there’s some disparity between them. There are different levels of attention to detail, different methodologies and philosophies, and different combinations of ingredients at play. As you might figure, the pro was a bit more advanced in her ingredient selections, opting for smoked melted butter and vanilla bean instead of softened butter and vanilla extract, for example.
When all was said and done, a food scientist came in to explain some of the science behind what each baker did. Instead of choosing a winner, the scientist simply weighed the pros and cons of what every baker did in an informative way. Ultimately, it would seem they all won: When all three bit into their finished cookies, they were enamored with their creations, and that’s what it’s all about.
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