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I made some really good oatmeal cookies but they crumble when I pick them up. What do I need to stop the…..?

Question by Tracy T: I made some really good oatmeal cookies but they crumble when I pick them up. What do I need to stop the…..?
My oatmeal cookies are very good. Making them from scratch, however, they keep crumbling. What am I missing?
I don’t use flour in my oatmeal cookies. The only dry ingredients I use is oatmeal, brown sugar, and baking powder. They are not dry at all. They seem very moist and soft. When I pick them up, they do not stay in one piece. They just fall apart.

Best answer:

Answer by Rli R
You need more moisture in them. Also check your quantity of eggs for the recipe but it sounds like the moisture is low. You might add a little liquid to them. I bumped up an oatmeal cookie recipe for my mother last year – making it nice and moist – by using a little of her Hazelnut flavored liquid Creamora (the stuff you put in your coffee) My mother raved about the cookies. You could try that, or milk, or a little applesauce. The milk might cook out as would water but something like applesauce or the Creamora would stay.

Does your recipe call for you to plump your raisins? If not, then put your raisins in a pan with water to cover them, bring to the boil and turn off the heat. Let them sit there 5 minutes and then strain off the juice and put them in your recipe – that will also add moisture. If the mixture still looks dry, add some of that water off the raisins – I do that all the time.

Hope that helps.

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