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Old 11-23-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Question Chewy Sugar Cookies

I would love a recipe for a good chewy sugar cookie...I can never seem to find just what I am looking for. Anyone?

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Old 11-23-2007, 09:40 PM   #2
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one of my exwifes favorite is a snickerdoodle, asugar cookie rolled in cinnamon and sugar.
and I use lard to make them, but alot of people frown on lard. but it works for me and you
can omit the cinnamon. just go to Dogpile Web Search Home Page and ask for sugar cookies.
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:54 PM   #3
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I forget which way it goes, but I think recipes with either a higher amount of sugar or a higher amount of fat make cookies chewier. I'm tempted to say more sugar makes chewier cookies, while more fat makes crisper cookies.
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Old 11-24-2007, 01:20 AM   #4
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And I would be tempted to agree with you College Cook but that is based on your statement not on my experience as I don't make biscuits very often.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:45 AM   #5
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There are a couple of variables, fat and fat. Working the dough will work the gluten as well.

Check this out:
Robbie's Recipes: Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies

Butter will make things "short" and flaky. When you see "mix well", to the best of my knowledge, this means conjuring up the gluten in the flour.

More butter more better, and mix a bit longer, that's my $.02.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:08 AM   #6
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I vote for the snickerdoodles. My family loves them.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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Here's one of the many recipes that turns up when 'chewy snickerdoodles' is googled.


Recipe courtesy of Recipezaar http://www.recipezaar.com/113751



1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 2/3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar (to roll cookies in)
1 teaspoon cinnamon (to roll cookies in)

Preheat oven to 400.
Mix shortening, sugar, and eggs.
Sift dry ingredients, stir into first mixture.
Roll into balls the size of walnuts, and roll in mixture of 1 Tbl sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.
Bake 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet 8-10 minutes.
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Old 11-24-2007, 04:56 PM   #8
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Can't Fail Cookies.

Review of above recipe. With pix no less! Enjoy.
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:56 PM   #9
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I've been making my Grandma's killer sugar cookie for twenty five years. I roll them somewhat thick, they are crispy on the outside and cakey on the inside. I'm always getting requests for the recipe. Let me know if your interested.
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:53 PM   #10
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My snickerdoodle recipe turns out some pretty soft/chewy cookies. I think the reason they're so soft is that the dough includes 3t of milk. Not sure about what makes them chewy though. Let me know if you want the recipe!
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