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Why Do My Chocolate Chip Cookies Turn Out Cake-like?

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After making chocolate chip cookies, I can't figure out how to get the consistency I want, chewy and soft, or even chewy and crunchy. All I get is fluffy, cake-like cookies. What can I do to correct this?

By Maria from Nashville, TN

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By mcw 80 1,752 02/23/2011 Flag

This website will most likely answer your question.

http://www.baking911.com/cookies/problems.htm

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By Suntydt 75 877 02/23/2011 Flag

You are adding too much flour and probably not enough butter/shortneing (don't know which you use). That is what I would change.

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By emmamamie 3 59 02/24/2011 Flag

Try using smaller eggs or just one egg instead of 2.

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By Maile 49 114 02/24/2011 Flag

Are you adding too much levening? Baking soda or baking powder? Also, make sure you're not beating your eggs so much that you incorporate air into them. Good luck!

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By SANDI 2 101 02/25/2011 Flag

I have used the recipe on the can of crisco butter flavored, and they turned out perfect. I found that by baking them an extra few minutes they turned nice and crispy. Just watch them so they don't burn. Good luck.

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By Alicia 6 137 03/20/2011 Flag

Next time you make them I'd try decreasing the flour a little bit.

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