cakesdivine Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 4:53am
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Every CCC recipe I ever tried was always way to crisp and hard once the cookie totally cooled. I tried all the "tips" but always the same result. If I added too much egg the dough was always too thin add more flour to adjust that then they got hard or weren't sweet enough. I must have tried about a 1000 different CCC recipes over the years and always disappointed once the cookies cooled completely. I don't like crispy cookies, I like a chewy soft cookie.

So I tweeked the recipe on the back of the Hershey's Semisweet CC bag in the following manner...

It calls for 3/4 cups equally of lt. brown sugar and granulated sugar. I changed it to 1/2 cup lt. brown sugar, 1/2 cup dk. brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup light corn syrup. Everything else the same as listed for regular CCC, and substituted 1/4 cup of the flour for cocoa powder in the double chocolate choc. chip recipe. I baked them only for 12 minutes and let them sit on the hot cookie sheet for 5 minutes after removing from the oven. THEY WERE PERFECT! icon_biggrin.gif

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yellobutterfly Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 5:10am
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Thanks for sharing - I have never found a chocolate chip cookie recipe I liked (for the same reasons you stated), so I can't wait to try this one!!

Deb_ Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 8:40pm
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Cool thanks! I love the Nestle recipe and I bake on stones not cookie sheets. Since I made that change my cookies are always soft and chewy just as we like them.

cylstrial Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 8:48pm
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MMM....your new cookie recipe sounds good. I just made chocolate chip cookies last night and they were delicious. But I'm always looking for new recipes!

FromScratch Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:07pm
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Took me forever to tweak my CCC recipe.. isn't it wonderful when you get it just right? Mmmm... makes me want to make some!

kellymarie Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:08pm
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I was in the same boat- and finally found a recipe that i loved also!! It calls for oil instead of butter, i think that makes a HUGE difference! I can go find my recipe if anyone wants it, i got it online somewhere.....

Darn you! I want cookies now, and i was doing so well on my diet! icon_razz.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:10pm
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I hope you're adding this to the recipe section!

Texas_Rose Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:16pm
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It's great when you find the right recipe icon_biggrin.gif I've got mine perfected and there's a batch in the oven right now.

floral1210 Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 9:21pm
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I have found that the Mary's #1 So Admit it Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on this website are very good. They are large and flat, but not too hard so as to be difficult to eat after a day. Anyway, is there such a thing as a BAD Chocolate Chip Cookie??? icon_lol.gif

luv2bake6 Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 10:54pm

That's great. I'm pretty happy with mine too, but i'd still like for them to be thicker and chewier. Havent been successful with that.

kello Posted 30 Nov 2009 , 11:18pm

I use a recipe that calls for 1 cup of melted butter, cooled. Also, it's the brown sugar that makes a cookie chewy. I think mine turn out wonderful.

cakesdivine Posted 1 Dec 2009 , 9:41pm
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Originally Posted by TNTFundraiser

I hope you're adding this to the recipe section!




Yes I did add it! Takes a few days for it to show up however. icon_biggrin.gif

cakesdivine Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 7:11pm

OMG! icon_eek.gif Never has one of my recipes made it on the homepage! This cookie recipe is the first one today! Whoo hoo! icon_biggrin.gif

alvarezmom Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by kellymarie

I was in the same boat- and finally found a recipe that i loved also!! It calls for oil instead of butter, i think that makes a HUGE difference! I can go find my recipe if anyone wants it, i got it online somewhere.....

Darn you! I want cookies now, and i was doing so well on my diet! icon_razz.gif




Do share..I strongly believe you can never have to many CCC recipes!

andpotts Posted 2 Dec 2009 , 10:36pm

Congrats on your recipe success, I depend on you all for my cookie knowledge icon_wink.gif

I was lucky enough to be in a discussion about the quest for CCC perfection a while back. Alton Brown did a show called "Three Chips for Sister Marsha" where he of course goes over all of the science behind, puffy, chewy and thin varieties. I swear by his 3 recipes now! Here are the Recipes and a link to the show transcript (which I read because I missed the actual show, and I'm a dork) Anyhow the cookie names tell you the results to expect and they work! I just adore Alton icon_smile.gif

The Puffy:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....16,00.html

The Chewy
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....17,00.html

The Thin
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....15,00.html

Link to the show transcript
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/GEFP/index.htm

Happy Baking! Andrea

alvarezmom Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 1:52pm
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Originally Posted by andpotts

Congrats on your recipe success, I depend on you all for my cookie knowledge icon_wink.gif

I was lucky enough to be in a discussion about the quest for CCC perfection a while back. Alton Brown did a show called "Three Chips for Sister Marsha" where he of course goes over all of the science behind, puffy, chewy and thin varieties. I swear by his 3 recipes now! Here are the Recipes and a link to the show transcript (which I read because I missed the actual show, and I'm a dork) Anyhow the cookie names tell you the results to expect and they work! I just adore Alton icon_smile.gif

The Puffy:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....16,00.html

The Chewy
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....17,00.html

The Thin
http://www.foodnetwork.com/foo.....15,00.html

Link to the show transcript
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/GEFP/index.htm

Happy Baking! Andrea




Thanks! My niece is having open heart surgery tomorrow and she requested some CCC from her favorite Auntie!!! (Yes ME!!! ) I want to make sure that when she wakes up tomorrow she has lots to choose from! Me. personally I love the chewy kind!

windycitybaker Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:10pm

Thanks, Andrea - I'll definitely try those! And I hope your niece's surgery goes well, alvarezmom.

windycitybaker Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:13pm

I just tried the link for "chewy" and it didn't work...so I used this one instead:
http://www.goodeatsfanpage.com/GEFP/index.htm

Kerry_Kake Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:19pm

If you want a soft chewy chocolate chip cookie try adding 2 tsp. cornstarch to your recipe. I just love the recipe I use now and it only has brown sugar in mine. icon_smile.gif

2SchnauzerLady Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:23pm

Kerry_Kake - would adding cornstarch be equivalent to using cake flour instead of AP?

dailey Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:28pm

actually, *these* are the BEST chewy chocolate chip cookies! hehe! : )

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Big-Fat-Chewy-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie/Detail.aspx

i make many different varieties of cookies for Christmas and these are *still* my fav!!! i'll have to give yours a try this year too...you can never have enough chocolate chips cookies!

adonisthegreek1 Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 2:41pm

Thanks cakesdivine. I'll try your recipe in the future. I have a recipe that I like and to keep the cookies soft and moist I add a small pack of vanilla pudding. I'm always open to trying new tried and true recipes.

Kerry_Kake Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by TNTFundraiser

Kerry_Kake - would adding cornstarch be equivalent to using cake flour instead of AP?




I don't think it would be the same thing.
You know when you make Pavlova? It's the adding of the cornstarch that makes the soft chewy center and so it works for the cookies. I got this off of the show "Sugar".

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. cornstarch
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips

These are my favorite! I used to use the one with the vanilla pudding in it until I discovered this icon_biggrin.gif

Rylan Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:33pm

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

I've always used the Better Homes chocolate chip recipe. I did tweak it though. I use 8 different kinds and brands of chocolate with extra added from the original recipe. I love it, so chewy and ohhh soo good.

alvarezmom Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:36pm
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Originally Posted by dailey

actually, *these* are the BEST chewy chocolate chip cookies! hehe! : )

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Best-Big-Fat-Chewy-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie/Detail.aspx

i make many different varieties of cookies for Christmas and these are *still* my fav!!! i'll have to give yours a try this year too...you can never have enough chocolate chips cookies!




I'll give this recupie a try tonight as well!!

MJoycake Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 3:58pm

I'm with andpotts - the Alton Brown The Chewy recipe is AWESOME!!

Kitagrl Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 4:02pm

I always just use the toll house recipe, half butter half shortening....and don't overbake. Soft and yummy!

kel58 Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 4:19pm

I always use the receipe off the Golden Crisco box. My mom uses it too so its a good childhood memory. They stay soft and chewy. Favorite among all my friends and fam.

Dizzymaiden Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 4:46pm

I was not going to make another cookie for my craft show on Sat- but these sound awesome! I will put them in brown wax paper with cool modern xmas prints...

Thanks! Better get to the batter..

Mike1394 Posted 3 Dec 2009 , 5:05pm

Try browning the butter.

Mike

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