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Chocolate Chip Cookies

logan24's picture

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am having issues with a recipe and am looking for some solutions. Twp problems are that they are a bit grainy and some seem to get this thin film "white" coating on top of them. I am not sure if it is a heat/mixing issue or a problem with the recipe i.e ratios it self.


White sugar- 112g

Brown Sugar- 112g

Flour- 195g

egg-  1

Vanilla- 1 tsp

Baking soda- 1/2 tsp

Baking powder- 1/2 tsp

Veg, Shortening- 112g

Semi sweet choco. chips- 150g


350 degrees for 10-12 min.


I would like to keep these ingredients as they are the closest to "Mrs. Fields" cookies I have found.


golgi70's picture

Switching to unsalted butter.  But the only thing i can think is you are not creaming your butter and sugar long enough.  It needs to be well aerate.  A good sign other than visual is the sound.  it should sound clean as if there is nothing coarse in the bowl. Or your not using room temp eggs, a key to get a good emulsification.  Recipe looks pretty standard and sound.  



Antilope's picture

"Seeking the perfect chocolate chip cookie" - Sunset magazine 1995

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