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What can you add to cookie dough to make it softer?

A lot of times when i make chocolate chip cookies, they turn out kind of hard:( what should i do?

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Try cooking them for slightly less time, a minute or two less. You oven is just a bit hotter probably than what it says it is.

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thanx=)
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Try cleaning your oven. It can have a lot to do with how it cooks. Also, what the other person said about cooking them less is true. You want to take them out before they look like they're done. After they're out of the oven, they set and firm up.

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cleaning oven,lol,I thought you just went and bought new,lol,good answer
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If I could buy a new oven every time my oven got all dirty and nasty, that would be awesome! Unfortunately I can't. So I have to clean it! And the self cleaning that ovens do, actually decrease the life of the oven, so I clean mine by hand.
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It's all about how you mix the dough. I suggest you ask a friend, mom, aunt or grandma who knows how to bake to help you out. It's all about practice and doing it exactly by the recipe book.

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maybe the temperature of the oven i less than desired raise it a bit

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Add butter

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Sometimes just a little more flour 1 heaping table spoon.But oven timing is the best answer.good luck

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Try experimenting with L-cysteine or non-leavening yeast. Either of these act as a reducing agent and can increase extensibility of the dough, making it softer.

Best wishes!

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Try adding some liquids like milk or water to maintain their moisture.

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Brown sugar will also add moisture to the cookies. Also, don't overwork the dough.

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Here's what I do -- Use the Toll House Cookie recipe on the bag of chips, substitute butter flavor Crisco for the butter or margarine and add an extra 1/4 cup flour. Bake the cookies about 30 seconds less than the minimum time in the recipe and let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes after taking them out of the oven. They'll finish baking and firm up. Let cool completely on a wire rack. They come out perfect every time -- soft and chewy. Yum.

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I'm not so sure, but i know that if after you bake the cookies, you put them in one of those plastic boxes (having a stupid moment and dont know what they are called) but you also put bread in the "box"... it keeps it moist! :)

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put more flour in the mix, it makes it lighter. if cutting shapes rub more flour on the counter

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If your using a package mix and not the premade, use margarine. I use that in mine and Betty Crocker mix, everyone loves them! They say they've never been able to make cookies like that! :)

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Add nutmeg.

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whats nutmeg?
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nvm..i know what that is now:) lolz
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Try a different recipe, maybe one from the food network.

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Add a bit more butter, and don't cook it for as long.

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just add 1 half cup of milk

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Add milk and nutmeg. If you want add just a little bit more of butter

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this sounds crazy buuuut......vanilla pudding mix. trust me. you will nom nom nom your face off

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just a little more oil or butter and dont cook for the whole amount of time like if it says cook for 10 to 12 cook from 7 to 8

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add sugar, like sugar cookie :D or butter

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Use Alton Brown's cookie recipe for "The Chewy" chocolate chip cookies. Just go to the Food Network web site. These cookies are absolutely the BEST. and the dough freezes for baking at a later date.

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flour it is the best we had this same problem and flour is the thing that we needed

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