How do you make soft cookies?

@sudhajan (1219)
France
February 8, 2007 5:48am CST
How do you make soft cookies? I've done it from the MIX ,cookie dough, recipes from oat meal! and the results are always the same ! there hard as a rock ,I've given up!!! I left in a jar one time and they were softer but they were in there for a while! Now I just make brownies! but I'd like to make some this christmas!! other people make fresh cookies and there soft can anyone help me!
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@lena2000 (2392)
• Belgium
9 Feb 07
Big Soft Ginger Cookies 3/4 cup butter (no substitutes), softened 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt Additional sugar DIRECTIONS In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls, then roll in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
@Eisenherz (2910)
• Portugal
9 Feb 07
Hey, thanks for the wonderful recipe. It looks really tempting and makes me want to cook it one of these days...as a matter of fact, I'll go and add it to my "to cook" list, cheers for sharing!
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• United States
13 Feb 07
dont bake them as long
• United States
12 Feb 07
Any recipe that uses flour in it, you can add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup extra flour for a softer, chewier cookie. I hate hard, crispy cookies and use this technique all the time!
@bethack52 (407)
• United States
9 Feb 07
you under cook them just a minute, try it and let them sit longer befoe you eat them they stay soft for days
@skyblade (482)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Have you tried baking them for less time than the instructions tell you? My oven gets hotter than most so I usually don't bake stuff for as long as the instructions tell me.
@huanghaozi (1474)
• Egypt
8 Feb 07
If you like soft oatmeal cookies, rather than crisp, try these. Place the oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets (grease even nonstick). Sift, stir or whisk together and then set aside: 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon. In a large bowl, cream together: 1/3 c. granulated sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup Crisco, 1/4 cup butter, softened. Add, in this order, blending well after each: 1 lg. egg, 1 1/2 c. old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked, 1 cup flour, 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Next, add 1/2 reserved dry ingredients, 2 tbsp. milk, remaining dry ingredients, 2/3 c.chopped raisins, 1/2 c. chopped walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between cookies so they can spread. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until very lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
8 Feb 07
My friends who bake a lot often talk about putting pudding in their cookies to make them soft. I'm not sure of the exact recipe you'd use, but I'm sure you could rustle one up online somewhere.