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Dec 22, 2005 | From the kitchen of Rose

BARBARA QUESTION


Feedback: i HAVE A COOKIE THAT BECOMES QQUITE DRY AFTERBAKING AND i WONDERED IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO PREVENT THIS/

ROSE REPLY

cookies usually become dry due to overbaking as they continue baking after removal from the oven. better to underbake as you can always return them to the oven but you can't UNbake! bake the cookies until starting to brown at the edges and set but still soft when pressed in the center. leave them on the cookie sheets just until they are firm enough to remove and then transfer them to racks.
a few spoonfulls of molasses, honey, or corn syrup will also help to keep cookies soft.

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Rose Levy Beranbaum in reply to comment from Marina
10/20/2010 08:59 AM

marina, sounds like too much flour or that they aren't underbaked enough to stay soft the next day. the reason those cookie stands have been so popular is that these cookies are at their best still warm from the oven!

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Why would chocolate chip cookies be dry, the day after you bake them? They were made with butter, left to bake a little on the cookie sheet, stored in Tupperware.

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Why do my chocolate chip cookies become dry after baking? They are baked with butter, & underbaked.

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my sugar cookies are coming out too fluffy--i would like them 2 be soft and chewy--what should i do ?

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