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Old 09-02-2009, 02:04 PM   #1
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Question Search for really CHEWY cookies

Hi everybody!

Because my english is not perfect enough, I canīt find here the recipes I needed.

Perhaps you can help me?! I search recipes for really CHEWY cookies ( like on subway).

The problem for me is, that I canīt get special ingredients here, like gluten...(?) or etc. Mixes ( which you can get in the USA everywhere). For me is important to bake it with simple things and no chemie.

Please digg in your old recipe maps, and look for the old ones from Mummy or your grandmummy. Thatīs always the best.

I īll be so happy, if you have some cookie recipes for me

Greetings from Germany

Tanja

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Old 09-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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Hi Kara,

While I don't have recipes to share I do have some tips to share that have worked for me in the past to get a perfect chewy cookie. I used to bake a lot and use to hand my cookies as gifts. I still get requests, just that I don't have a lot of time nowadays.

Look for recipes that call for shortening rather than butter. Shortening spreads less than butter and a cookie recipe with shortening will hold it's shape and stay chewy

Look for recipes that call for brown sugar. Cookies made with white sugar tend to be crispier. Given brown sugar has some molasses in it and is moist, the end result is also chewier

Always remember to not overbake your cookies. Bake your cookies a a minute or two less than the recipe indicates. Let it rest on the cookie sheet outside and it will harden but not become super crisp

Finally pay attention to the baking sheet you use. Flimsy sheets will not cook the cookies evenly and may spread or burn or make them crispy and hard. I like to buy professional quality baking sheets since the distribute heat evenly

All the best, I am sure other people will come around and post recipes.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #3
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Here's a couple that I've posted:

Oatmeal Raisin Pudding Cookies

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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If you like coconut and pecans, you can do a search for calypso cookies which are really chewy and delicious. Mostly the recipe consists of basic ingredients.
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:02 PM   #5
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I agree with Yakuta, brown sugar makes chewy cookies.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:10 AM   #6
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@ Yakuta

Thanks a lot for all your tips. I try to follow them.

@ mama

Thankīt to you for the links... Iīll try them.

@ all

I donīt know, that brown sugar makes a different effect to white one. **lol** My grandma had said to me as a young girl. "Notice, youīll never to old for learning something!" Now I am thinking about her words....

Thankīs to all of you.

Greetings

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:37 AM   #7
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this is an interesting and very addictive cookie, Chinese Chews, and it is very chewy

Cooks.com - Recipe - Chinese Chews

this recipe has the ingredents I use, but I don't use this method. I drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheets, bake at 325*F for 20 minutes.
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Old 09-07-2009, 05:57 AM   #8
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Sounds good, but what are chopped dates?? Ok, chopped I knew, but dates?

Greetings Tanja
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:59 AM   #9
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@ Bethzaring

Sounds good, but what are chopped dates?? Ok, chopped I knew, but dates?

Greetings Tanja
dates are a fruit, an edible fruit from a specific palm tree, very sweet, I think 4 dates are equal to one fruit exchange, in the diabetic food exchange groups,.... great in baking..

The FOOD Museum :The Date Palm
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:42 AM   #10
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Ok, Yes, of course I couldt think about it by myself In German itīs called: Datteln.

Thankīs a lot.

I tryed last Monday a cookie recipe from here, that was made with coconut, chocolate chips and Cornflakes. They are goog, and a little bit chewy. I think by myself, that I baked them 2 Min. too long.

Greetings from sunny western Germany

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