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Old 07-28-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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Default Anyone have a recipe for really soft homemade cookies?

I want to make my hubby some. I'd like to make them from scratch but I want them to be super soft even when they cool.

I'm looking for chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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chocolate chip cookies

1 C. butter softened
3/4 C. brown sugar
3/4 C. white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix well, add
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

mix and drop by heaping tsp on a cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 8-9 minutes depending on how hot your oven is. Mine is usually 8 minutes and 30 seconds. let cool and put in tuperware containers. They stay soft and moist. mmmmmm
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:56 PM   #3
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Thank you!! Can't wait to try them.. you don't have one for oatmeal raisin do you? I looove those soft!
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:59 PM   #4
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sorry, i don't have one for oatmeal. My family doesn't care for them. Hopefully somebody else will for you.
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Any cookie recipe will work if you modify your fat temperature/density. Check out Cookwise, or the new updated version - Bakewise - for an excellent explanation of how to modify recipes to get the texture you want.
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I've found the trick to getting soft, chewy cookies when baking from scratch is to cover them while they're still warm. When they cool completely out in the open, they often end up crispy.
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I use pudding in my cookies, it makes them soft and yummy. These are my boys favorite recipes. You can change up the basic recipe to include other ingredients or change the pudding to say pistachhio for a different flavor. I add oatmeal, zucchini and all types of things to our cookies. Each time they turn out great.

Pudding Cookies
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Makes about 8 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
5 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 large box instant vanilla pudding, or 2 small boxes
1 pkg. chocolate chips or other chips

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cream together butter, shortening, sugars and eggs until well mixed. Add the vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda and pudding mix. Mix well. Add in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned on top.

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I use pudding in my cookies, it makes them soft and yummy. These are my boys favorite recipes. You can change up the basic recipe to include other ingredients or change the pudding to say pistachhio for a different flavor. I add oatmeal, zucchini and all types of things to our cookies. Each time they turn out great.

Pudding Cookies
from Recipes from River View

Makes about 8 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
3 teaspoons vanilla
5 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 large box instant vanilla pudding, or 2 small boxes
1 pkg. chocolate chips or other chips

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cream together butter, shortening, sugars and eggs until well mixed. Add the vanilla, flour, salt, baking soda and pudding mix. Mix well. Add in the chocolate chips.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly browned on top.

Taste and Tell: Cookbook of the Month Recipe - Pudding Cookies
Actually, the shortening does the most work in keeping them soft. That's how they keep cookies that have long shelf lives soft (that and preservatives). However, I've never tried pudding in cookies (tried it in cakes, though) and now I have to. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Actually, the shortening does the most work in keeping them soft. That's how they keep cookies that have long shelf lives soft (that and preservatives). However, I've never tried pudding in cookies (tried it in cakes, though) and now I have to. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks! if you knew me irl you'd know I'm not knowledgeable about food science at all. oh wait you caught that. lol The only things I can really cook are a few dishes (as in real food), and baked goods..have no idea about the science of it all though. I've always just thought it was the pudding that made them puffy and soft. When i make cookies without the pudding they don't seem to be as soft and puffy.

Thanks for the foodie science lesson. Let me know what you think of the cookies.

I'm going definitely experiment with other recipes that don't call for pudding.
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I was always told it was the softness of the butter that determined the texture of the cookie. I'm excited to try pudding in my cookies! Do you just use crisco for the shortening?
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Im going to try this september 1st when the kids arnet home. They'll love coming home to these!

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I was always told it was the softness of the butter that determined the texture of the cookie. I'm excited to try pudding in my cookies! Do you just use crisco for the shortening?
No it depends on what I have on hand, sometimes it's the crisco bars, or margarine, and sometimes i just mix it up, half and half. If there is real butter in the house I will mix that with the crisco or margarine. I have found that the cookies are a bit greasy if I just use straight butter. The boys do not like a greasy cookie.

If you go with the crisco, i only use the buttery flavored bars. It gives them a better flavor.

Oh I just remembered these cookies. I've made them before and they were really, really good. The guys like them too so does my daughter, she is not so much on the sweets as she is the baking of them. Still she gave them two thumbs up!

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1 1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips




Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Beat together shortening, sugars and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture and rolled oats. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop batter by well-rounded teaspoonsful on to greased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minuter or until golden. Cool cookies on sheets on wire rack for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely.
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Im going to try this september 1st when the kids arnet home. They'll love coming home to these!

Thank you!!
If your kids are like mine you won't be able to keep them outta the cookies. lol

Let me know how they like them.
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