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Old 03-15-2006, 10:34 PM   #1
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Chocolate chip cookies...HELP!

Hey everyone! I'm new to the forum, and am having much trouble in finding the right chocolate chip cookie recipe.

I would like a chocolate chip cookie that is not cake-like, not crunchy, but soft, dense, and chewy. How do I do it?

I've tried plenty of recipes but none come out how I want. Does anyone have any tried-and-true recipes to share?

Also, I tried a batch today which used corn syrup to make it chewy....but it wasn't chewy It turned out like a chocolate chip biscuit! I can't figure out why, 'cause I thought I followed the recipe exactly. Anybody have any thoughts of what I did wrong?

Thanks a bunch,
Michelle

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Old 03-16-2006, 08:38 AM   #2
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I've always just used the recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chips, but I substituted Crisco Butter Flavored Shortening for the butter. Other then that, I follow the recipe on the package. I don't really like crispy cookies either, and this works for me.


My mention of Nestle and Crisco products is not in support or advertisement for those products. Those are the products I use. There are other manufacturers that produce identical products that would accomplish the same desires.
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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For years, I've used the recipe that comes on the back of the butter flavored Crisco sticks - it makes a wonderful soft chewy cookie.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:23 AM   #4
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Hi Michelle and welcome to DC. I have found that if you either completely melt your butter or partially melt it, prior to adding the sugar, you will have a chewier, denser cookie.

I don't have time to search out recipes at the moment, but will come back later with some more help if you need it. I would suggest you use the Search function on the top right of the blue task bar. Go to advanced search and look for chewy and chocolate chip cookie, that should help. Also search out the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe. It is killer good.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:43 AM   #5
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I have found if you refrigerate the dough for a while before baking, when using butter flavored Crisco instead of butter, the cookie won't spread out to thin while cooking
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:52 AM   #6
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I hate cake like cookies and I always had this problem, no matter what recipe I would use. I found this one and they are absolutely delicious!! I always cook them a minute or two under because I like them gooey.

3/4 crisco shortening {Do not use butter or margarine}
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 3/4 all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375
Combine Crisco, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl until well blended.
Beat egg into mixture.
Combine in seperate bowl, flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into the creamed mixture.
Stir in chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes {I bake mine for about 7 minutes}
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:43 AM   #7
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... the recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chips...
Same here.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:12 AM   #8
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The recipe on the package has never worked for me. The cookies come out greasy. Our DD revised a Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie recipe that I still use. She was our cookie maker when she was at home.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:18 PM   #9
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Thanks!

Thanks for the advice, everyone!

Now all I have to do is find a good excuse to make up a batch!
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Thanks for the advice, everyone!

Now all I have to do is find a good excuse to make up a batch!
That shouldn't be hard to do!
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