Making Soft Cookies

How does one keep cookies from getting hard? You know, how do you make them soft from the start.

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February 20, 20180 found this helpful
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One way to do this is to use applesauce instead of butter when making your cookies. You can use 1/2 and 1/2. This will make the softer and keep them softer longer. Or you can do like so many people do and add a slice or two of white bread to the cookie bag or jar to keep them moist.

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February 21, 20180 found this helpful
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Seems everyone has their personal "tips" on how to make soft cookies but almost everyone agrees that adding 1/4-1/2 slice white bread will keep your cookies soft while waiting to be consumed.

  • Many cooks say to use brown sugar or at least 1/2 & 1/2 regular sugar helps in making cookies soft (from the beginning).
  • Others say to add an egg even if the recipe does not call for one.
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  • One tip that I had never heard was to add a "matching" flavor of cook and serve jello mix.
  • Here are a couple of sites that have some good instructions and hints on making great soft cookies.
  • delishably.com/.../Soft-Cookies-Everytime
  • www.handletheheat.com/.../
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March 4, 20180 found this helpful

Don't bake them as long as it says in recipe. Lots of times oven temp. is not uniform

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February 19, 20180 found this helpful

Store them with a piece of white bread.

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February 23, 20180 found this helpful

You might want to refrigerate the dough for a couple hours before you bake it in a preheated oven.

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