I just made the best cookie dough....

By Rick ยท 15 replies
Dec 21, 2003
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  1. I made the tastiest cookie dough, but my cookies suck? How in the hell does that happen?

    I've been tinkering with cookie ingredients.. Looks like I have some work still.

    Any good recipes out there, Techspotters?
  2. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,549

  3. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    lol...swapping recipes....
  4. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Hey Rick, here's my wife's recipe for Macadamian Nut cookies. Go to the grocery store, the dairy section, and pick up a package of those pull apart cookies, pay at the check out, take home, follow directions on package.

    <----Enjoy. HoHoHo, Merry Christmas.
  5. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    ROFL! heres my recipe: go to safeway, down the snacks aisle, and pick up the package of cookies of your choice
  6. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I have some awesome cookie dough too - it's called "peanut butter". But the cookies don't come out that good for some reason :(
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    When I saw this thread, you made me think of something funny from the days of wasteland tech.
    I don't think I need to repeat it here, but....

    Oh, and that link Nic posted really is worth a look, its a huge database of recipes.
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Gosh we went from Techspot to TechFood...
  9. somekid007

    somekid007 TS Rookie Posts: 271

    hey check out the food network's website, its like www.foodtv.com
  10. conradguerrero

    conradguerrero TS Rookie Posts: 310

    To keep your fresh baked cookies soft, try placing a piece of bread in with the cookies.
  11. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    Does that actually work/help?? If so lemme kno cuz i always hate how they go hard.

    Heres my secret tho ----> 18.1337 seconds in the microwave = Perfect, right out of the oven :D
  12. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    How many watt nuker? Also how do you put them in for fractions of a second :)
  13. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Yes that's real, it works.
  14. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    900 pretty sure :hotbounce

    That my friend, is all skkillz......
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    That's a good link, Nic! They have a lot of recipes that look really good. I might just use those instead of pulling one out of my #$%. ;)

    Your choice of ingredients in your cookies and how you bake them will determine how soft your cookies are.

    Some ways to make your cookies softer are using...

    1.) Cake flour instead of all purpose flour
    2.) Baking powder instead of baking soda
    3.) Use as little salt as possible (unsalted butter, for example)
    4.) Shortening instead of butter
    5.) Whipping your dough so it is light and fluffy bjefore baking
    6.) Make larger cookies
    7.) Bake at lower temperatures (325-350*F for example)
    8.) Pull out cookies before they are done and let them air bake.

    I've also heard adding fruit juice to your dough will soften your cookies.

    I have found many of these things work very well.

    One of the problems with my cookies, I have found, was the lack of butter. I made the mistake of using half vegetable shortening. I recommend using all butter for the best taste! My cookies were considerably better when I increased the amount of butter. They still lack some flavor though. Perhaps I will cut back the flour. When I put the final touches on my recipe, I will post it here.
  16. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    sweet thanks I'll take those suggestions right to my mom :D

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