DiLynn Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 6:00am
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Any suggestion on an excellent recipe for this situation that will stay soft but keep its shape? Also the best efficient and effective way to mold, shape or cut 300 cookies, that look professional in the end? Thx Di

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cindy58 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 3:26pm
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I made some for last Valentines day, but it would be a lengthy process for 300! The chips will get in the way if you try to roll and cut them. I put a heart shaped cutter on the parchment paper on the cookie sheet, and pressed the dough into the shape within the cutter. That worked OK.

Kitagrl Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 3:41pm
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Wow that sounds hard, since cookies spread!!! There's the "heart cookie treat pan" by Wilton but you'd have to buy quite a few of them to make the job easier. BUT just include that with your cost and maybe in the long run it would make life easier. Buying four trays would cost like $40 and each tray makes 6....so 24 at a time if you have two oven racks....

cindy58 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 4:56pm
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Here's a pic of the heart cookie and the method I used, but I mixed up my own dough rather than use the cookie mix.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chocolate-Chip-Heart-Cookies-Cookie-Mix/Detail.aspx

BCo Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 5:06pm
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My first thought would be to make one giant rectangle cookie (spread/press the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet/jellyroll pan with sides) - then after the cookie bakes and cools cut them out with a heart cutter. I think they would be easier to cut out then you think, even with all the chocolate chips - can you do a small batch trial run?

djs328 Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 5:17pm
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Originally Posted by Bturpin

My first thought would be to make one giant rectangle cookie (spread/press the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet/jellyroll pan with sides) - then after the cookie bakes and cools cut them out with a heart cutter. I think they would be easier to cut out then you think, even with all the chocolate chips - can you do a small batch trial run?




I'm thinking with the right size metal cookie cutter, you could probably do this...the hearts would snuggle right up next to each other if you flip them upside-down next to right-side-up, and repeat...that way you won't have a whole lot of scraps...

BCo Posted 20 Jan 2010 , 5:18pm
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Originally Posted by Bturpin

My first thought would be to make one giant rectangle cookie (spread/press the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet/jellyroll pan with sides) - then after the cookie bakes and cools cut them out with a heart cutter. I think they would be easier to cut out then you think, even with all the chocolate chips - can you do a small batch trial run?



I'm thinking with the right size metal cookie cutter, you could probably do this...the hearts would snuggle right up next to each other if you flip them upside-down next to right-side-up, and repeat...that way you won't have a whole lot of scraps...




Yes, that's what I was thinking too - should have wrote that!! LOL Thanks for saying that! icon_smile.gif

GeminiRJ Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:29pm
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Be sure to use mini-chips...it'll make cutting the cookies (before or after baking) easier. I've used the chocolate chip roll-out cookie recipe from "Karen's Cookies", and it's fabulous!

djs328 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 1:50pm
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Great idea, geminirj!
Will have to try that recipe, too!

CakeMommyTX Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:00pm

I think cutting after baking would be your best bet, and like Geminirj said mini chips.
I use the Nestle Toll House recipe (I know how orginal but I love them)but I add a small pkg of vanilla pudding to the mix, spred it out on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 until golden brown, cool and cut into bars.
They stay moist for days and are a nice chewy cookie ,which I like, and if you where to cut them after you baked they would hold the shape.
Although I did just think of something, if you cut after baking the chips will still be soft for sometime so you could use the regular chips and cut them, they might smear on the cutter but so would the mini's.
HTH

cricket0616 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:01pm

GeminiRJ can you help direct me to the Chocolate Chip Roll Out cookie recipe. I look on this website along with "Karens Cookies" and I don't see it anywhere. Thanks in advance for the help.

Lcubed82 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:17pm

Karen's Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cut-Out Cookies
Here's something a little different from the usual rolled sugar cookies if you know a chocolate lover.
1 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed light-brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. salt
1 large egg yolk
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 C semisweet chocolate mini chips
In a large bowl cream the butter, sugars and salt until creamy (about 3 minutes with an electric mixer on medium speed). Add vanilla and egg yolk and beat well. Gradually add the flour and beat just until combined. Stir in the chips. Divide dough in halves or thirds and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly flour the work surface and rolling pin and roll dough to 1/4" thickness. Cut into desired shapes and place on parchment parchment or silicone-lined baking sheets. Bake 10-12 min. or till golden brown. Cool on sheet for 5 min. and then transfer to wire rack. The cookies will harden and become firm enough to decorate as soon as the warm chocolate has cooled and hardened; about 30 min.
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I used this recipe once, and seem to recall that it did OK.

cricket0616 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:39pm

Thank you so much Icubed82. I appreciate the help. I am going to make these for my son's Valentine party at school.

djs328 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 2:49pm

Gemini - did you cut these out before or after baking?
Do they lose their shape if you cut them out before?

GeminiRJ Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:03pm
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Gemini - did you cut these out before or after baking?
Do they lose their shape if you cut them out before?




I made them just like rolled-out sugar cookies. Roll, cut, bake. They kept their shape very well, if I remember correctly. (I used this recipe for one of the first cookies I posted on CC...the musical notes).

SpicyBubbles Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 6:35pm

In regards to the 'Karen's Cookies' recipe, could you freeze the dough? I wasn't sure how the chocolate chips would fare being frozen.

djs328 Posted 21 Jan 2010 , 7:57pm

Gemini - Thanks! Will have to give it a shot! icon_smile.gif Your cookies are always amazing, BTW! Love seeing them!

cakewitch85 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 12:21am

http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/detail.aspx?ID=29664
they are called Mini Chip Cut-out Cookies
they tast great I use them alot

aej6 Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 2:26am

Didn't think it cold be done!

motherofgrace Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:33pm

GeminiRJ- How long are those cookies good for? please and thank you!

GeminiRJ Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 9:44pm
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GeminiRJ- How long are those cookies good for? please and thank you!




I don't really know...they don't last long around my house! But I seem to remember them still be good a week after baking.

motherofgrace Posted 23 Jan 2010 , 10:02pm

thanks !

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