Cookies Tested Three Ways

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Hardness, brittleness, fracturability, softness, toughness

Abstract

Four different cookies with similar size and shape were tested using a TA.XTPlus Texture Analyzer mounted with a TA-44 Craft Knife, a TA-52 2mm Puncture Probe, and a TA-92 Three-Point Bend Rig. The three-point bend rig was best for differentiating stiffness and brittleness, the puncture probe did very well at looking at the vertical profile of the product, and the Craft knife measured the force to cut into the cookie.