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Old 12-07-2007, 07:05 AM   #1
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ISO Help Baking Cookies

Can anyone help me please? I'm making cookies and biscuits at home but they always turn out too "cakey" and not crunchy, what am I doing wrong?

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Old 12-07-2007, 07:18 AM   #2
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It might help to post your recipe.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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ohhh I love to bake cookies...

some tips...

soften butter (no substitues please), cream well with sugar. Depending on cookie recipe, this creaming can take several minutes, I use a mixer. Add other ingredients as directed. Please follow recipes closely. Bake at recommended temperature.

Cakieness? Sounds like an ingredient issue, or a recipe issue to me.

Yep, please post a recipe!
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:01 AM   #4
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Welcome to DC LJay! Once you have posted your recipe like the others before me have said, I am sure you will be given lots of helpful advice.
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Old 12-07-2007, 03:56 PM   #5
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Any cookie recipe that has a liquid in it, like water, milk, sour cream, applesauce, pumpkin, etc., will probably or more often than not make it cake-like.
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Old 12-08-2007, 07:29 AM   #6
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My Gingerbread stars....

65 g (2 oz) butter
50 g (1 3/4 oz) soft brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
150 g (5 1/4 oz) plain flour, sieved
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Tube of white Designer Icing (available in Supermarkets)
Edible silver balls (optional)

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 180 C Fan 160 C 350F Gas 4

Thanks for the help guys
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
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To me that recipe reads like it is meant to be a soft ginger - bread biscuit, not a hard ginger- nut
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