Chewy Cookies That Aren't Cakey!

Baking By beachandsweets Updated 9 May 2014 , 12:21am by enga

beachandsweets Posted 8 May 2014 , 10:20pm
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I've found zillions of chewy cookies that taste great but they're always cakey, I want a gooey chewy cookie

I've tried pudding mix, cornstarch, cream cheese, everything

Help!

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enga Posted 8 May 2014 , 10:33pm
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I reduce the amount of flour by about 1/4 cup or so when I want them less cakey.

MimiFix Posted 8 May 2014 , 10:51pm
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Originally Posted by beachandsweets 
 

... I want a gooey chewy cookie

 

Sounds like you want a slightly underbaked morsel of goodness. And use part hi-gluten flour.

beachandsweets Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:02pm
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Originally Posted by enga 
 

I reduce the amount of flour by about 1/4 cup or so when I want them less cakey.

On just any cookie recipe?

beachandsweets Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:02pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 

 

Sounds like you want a slightly underbaked morsel of goodness. And use part hi-gluten flour.

I have underbaked them in the past, and I've never heard of the hi-gluten flour gotta try that

JayJay23 Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:08pm
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I don't know what kind of cookies you want but the Redpath chocolate chip cookie recipe is the one I use all the time. They are delicious and chewy and I always get rave reviews.

enga Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:09pm
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On the ones that I have tried that seem to puff up instead of spreading. I always test one cookie and see how it turns out then I adjust the ingredients in the recipe. The only cakey cookies I like are Madeleines :lol:

IAmPamCakes Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:11pm
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AI use bread flour. Switch out the regular flour, ounce for ounce.

MimiFix Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by enga 
 

... I always test one cookie and see how it turns out then I adjust the ingredients in the recipe.

 

I'm confused. If you're able to test one cookie, then the dough is already mixed. How do you then adjust the ingredients after this testing?   

MimiFix Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:22pm
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Originally Posted by beachandsweets 

 

... I've never heard of the hi-gluten flour gotta try that

 

Hi-gluten flour is the same as bread flour, which IAmPamCakes suggested. 

enga Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:24pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by enga 
 

... I always test one cookie and see how it turns out then I adjust the ingredients in the recipe.

 

I'm confused. If you're able to test one cookie, then the dough is already mixed. How do you then adjust the ingredients after this testing?   

By adding a little more dark brown sugar into the mixture. Don't mean to confuse anyone, when you say chewy gooey cookies,  I atomatically think of chocolate chip cookies. Did you say chocolate chip beach and sweets? No?   My bad.

beachandsweets Posted 8 May 2014 , 11:29pm
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Wow thank you for all the responses!!

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