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

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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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

This website will most likely answer your question.

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

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February 23, 20110 found this helpful

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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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

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

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February 24, 20110 found this helpful

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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February 25, 20110 found this helpful

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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March 20, 20110 found this helpful

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

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