Cookie recipes that do not harden after cooling?

Question by still_happy2006: Cookie recipes that do not harden after cooling?
I have been trying to bake cookies for a gift basket for the men at my husband’s work. Every recipe I have tried since so far have hardened after cooling the cookies. Am I doing something wrong or does someone have recipes for Oatmeal Raisin, Chocolate chip, and peanut butter cookies that stay soft after cooling? The men at his work like soft chewy cookies not hard ones.

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Answer by Daniel G
Here are three recipes that I hope will help.

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  1. Kat H says:

    I have seen this question a lot. try putting a piece of white bread in the package with the cookies. It will keep them moist. You could also reduce your baking time and cut back on the flour by about 2 tablespoons

    Here’s my pb cookie recipe
    1/2 cup peanut butter ( I increase to 3/4 cup)
    12 cup butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
    1 egg
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/4 tsp salt
    3/4 tsp soda
    1 1/4 cup flour

    cream butters, sugars and egg blend in vanilla sift in dry ingredients. preheat oven to 375 roll cookies into 1/2 inch balls and smash with a fork. bake 7-9 minutes. these will stay soft if you don’t overbake

  2. lilyinparis says:

    Bake Nesle’s toll house cookies and freeze them until the are ready 2 serve, put them in the micorwave or just leave em’ cold when seving dont cool 2 long

  3. ndpndnt001 says:

    No matter what the recipe is, if I want softer cookies I reduce the baking time because cookies do harden after they cool. I remove them from the oven while they are still soft. If they are cookies that rise then flatten out I remove them from the oven before they have flattened out and when they do they are nice and soft and stay that way. Make sure to put them on a cooling rack immediately to cool because they continue to bake on the cookie sheet.

  4. crystalg6982 says:

    Cookies still “cook” after you take them out of the oven. You either want to shorten the length of baking time by a couple minutes, or if you are following a recipe and it gives you a specific time, follow the recipe. Even though they might not look done, they are. Let them cool for about 5-10 minutes before transfering them to a cooling rack.

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