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Old 11-17-2014, 10:06 AM   #41
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A discipline that I do not have is to take it out when it says to take them out. They seemed to soft, so I left em in. They taste great but they were too crispy. They were fine when they were cooling but when completely cooled, bricks.
Keep practicing. It is through your errors that you learn. I always take it out and test it at the lowest time given for removal from the oven. If it says 20-30 minutes, I take it out at 20 minutes. Also, get yourself a timer. And set it for the lower number. I would rather have cookies undercooked, than overcooked. And who doesn't love cookie dough. Remember, the residual heat continues the cooking process.

By the time you get the practice of timing down to an art, your family is going to have a lot of great cookies and other goodies.

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Old 11-17-2014, 10:22 AM   #42
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A discipline that I do not have is to take it out when it says to take them out. They seemed to soft, so I left em in. They taste great but they were too crispy. They were fine when they were cooling but when completely cooled, bricks.
This is part of the learning process. "Just another two minutes to be safe" is the difference between bricks and crispy cookies or dry cake and moist cake.
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Old 11-18-2014, 04:30 PM   #43
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I'll try again with chocolate chip. Regular toll house recipe

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Old 11-18-2014, 04:53 PM   #44
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I'll try again with chocolate chip. Regular toll house recipe

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Good for you. And if possible please take a picture. We love to look at food as well as eat it. Don't give up. The first time I ever attempted to make bread, it came out as a soggy loaf of bread not even done inside. But I kept at it and can now make the best loaf of bread. In fact one of my kids asked me why I quit making it. I live alone now, and no way can I eat a whole loaf of bread. And I don't really like bread. But if one of my kids were to ask me to make a loaf for a special dinner, I would. I enjoy the process of kneading it.

We look forward to you next attempt. And good luck.
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ISO help/tips/advice making cookies

Just don't forget the butter!
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:19 PM   #46
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We like the Land O Lakes Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe now much better
The huge tip that I found on this recipe is to make up the cookie dough and leave it rest in the `fridge for 2 days... gigantic difference! I also use a disher or a small ice cream scoop to portion each cookie uniformity and even baking.

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These have the right combination of crisp/chewy/thickness and
BUTTER!
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #47
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We like the Land O Lakes Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe now much better
The huge tip that I found on this recipe is to make up the cookie dough and leave it rest in the `fridge for 2 days... gigantic difference! I also use a disher or a small ice cream scoop to portion each cookie uniformity and even baking.

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These have the right combination of crisp/chewy/thickness and
BUTTER!
Ummm.... I'd eat the dough

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:27 PM   #48
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This is part of the learning process. "Just another two minutes to be safe" is the difference between bricks and crispy cookies or dry cake and moist cake.
That's a big problem for control freaks like me, and one of the major reasons I don't bake, and am seldom successful when I do. I can't think of anything other than baking, when a minute or two one way or another makes a flip of difference, but with baking it means everything.
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I also started using Ghirardelli Bittersweet Baking chips,
they're nice big chips and we like dark chocolate over milk,
just our tastebuds I guess, with either pecan chips
or macadamia bites for anextra special holiday treat.
But seriously, Land O Lakes recipe kicks Nestle Toll House
so far out of the park, I threw away that recipe.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:45 AM   #50
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I believe I will try the Lando Lakes recipe. I love that stuff by the way. On roasted silver queen corn fresh off the grill using the husk as a handle. Now I'm hangry

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