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How do I make cookies?

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by Amber J on May 14, 2006 09:01 PM
You know how there are general, basic ideas (like standard guidelines) for making everything? Well I suck at cookies. What is the best way to a soft, chewy cookie?

Also, is there a website where you can type in ingredients and it tells you what you can make?

Cause I've got a sweet tooth, and I went to the store to get baking ingredients! Here's some of the stuff:

condensed sweetened milk
apple sauce
apple butter
chocolate chips
pumpkin pie filling

Any ideas?
by afgreyparrot on May 15, 2006 01:53 AM
Bill's Cookie Recipes

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by loz on May 15, 2006 02:48 AM
He has awesome cookie recipes.... [thumb]
by Amber J on May 15, 2006 03:50 AM
I just can't do it. I don't know what's wrong with me. They came out like cake!
by angelblossom on May 15, 2006 11:56 AM
Amber I use butterflavored Crisco, or butterflavored crisco baking sticks and makesure they are at toom temp. Bakingpowder will make them rise like a cake,so make sure you using exact measurements and are you useing self-rising flour?? Use regular flour(not self rising) I always measure out flour after it has been sifted and incoperate it into the creamed shortening and sugars, it helps if the eggs(if called for) are at room temp too,)
If the reciepe calls for 8 minutes for baking I take out Just before that or untill the edges are golden brown only! That way they remain soft and chewy it appears the center of the cookie may not be done but it is,, let it cool a couple of minutes before removing from the baking sheet ..Put cookies in an air tight container with a slice of apple and this will keep them chewy , but change the apple slice every couple of days.
These are the only things I can think of that may help!

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by Amber J on May 16, 2006 08:02 PM
That is GREAT advice, thank you! I will try that on my next batch!!
by weezie13 on May 19, 2006 03:21 PM
Alot has to do with the butter..
Like if you melt it too much, it turns out flat..
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And stirring tooooooo much can also toughen the dough...
Most recipes say, mix until just encorporated...

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