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Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Penguin » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:10 pm

So I just made some cookies and they are really crumbly. Been in for twice as long as the recipe said it they just kee falling Any ideas?
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Parla. » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:41 pm

Do you want me to try some and see if I can work it out?

Sometimes they need time to cool to firm up?
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Esther » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:59 pm

Cooling time can help, as Parla. suggested.

Wondering if mix was too moist? New recipe?
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Andypandy » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:04 pm

Maybe a bigger egg?
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Yankee » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:57 am

Whenever that has happened to me, it's generally not enough flour or too much sugar. Is it a new recipe or a fluke?
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by pseudo » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:33 pm

Cooling time definitely but if they are still crumbly, you may have added too much flour or not enough butter. Were they a bit overdone? Just a few minutes too long in the oven can cause crumbly bikkies too.
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by Penguin » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:29 am

So I've worked out I need to leave them to cool on the tray, and that I need to use a metal tray not ceramic (I assume because the metal has a lower specific heat so gets hotter)
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Re: Cookies too chewy/ fall-apart-y

Post by JennyD » Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:30 pm

Definitely use metal, ceramic absorbs the heat and they won't cook properly on the bottom. Same with pastry :) And yes leave on the tray until they are firm, don't need to be cold, but do need to be firm.

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