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need help with cookies please!!! ..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12

so i have to make 4 dozen cookies for my sons daycare center. i made a batch at home as a test run to make sure i dont F* them up! lol i ended up making chocolate chip cheesecake cookies! they are soo good but super soft and they fell apart easily. idk what i did wrong.



i followed this recipe step by step:
http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-chip-cheesecake-cookies-385911

heres my issues!
i had to cook mine for about 12-13 min (maybe bc they were bigger?)
the cream cheese said soften so i let the package sit out with the butter to soften for about 1-2 hours...
maybe i should let them cook longer and cool longer? i only have 1 tray to bake them so i only let them cool for maybe 5 minutes then took them off the tray (which they kind of sticked) and stacked them on a plate.
before i went to bed i put all the cookies in a tuppawear container and stuck them in the fridge. if i want to eat them they are completely stuck together and i have to tear them apart with a fork to seperate them, but they CRUMBLE!! still good thought! haha

HELP PLEASE!! i need these to be perfected by next week!!

BC Mama 2 kids; British Columbia 512 posts
30th Nov '12

After you make the dough let them chill for an 30-hour in the fridge, that'll make the butter and cream cheese harden so they don't "melt" while they cook. After you bake them let them cool off before you take them off the tray and then take them off and let them cool on a rack.

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22493 posts
30th Nov '12

They need a long time to cool and set after they bake

***Team Jacob*** 2 kids; California 4066 posts
30th Nov '12

yum send the rejects my way those sound delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
30th Nov '12

Buy some parchment paper and put that down on your cookie sheet. Pick the whole piece of paper up and set it aside and let them cool thoroughly.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:</b>" Buy some parchment paper and put that down on your cookie sheet. Pick the whole piece of paper up and set it aside and let them cool thoroughly."</blockquote>



This will also keep them from sticking, and keep your pan clean.

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting BC Mama:" After you make the dough let them chill for an 30-hour in the fridge, that'll make the butter and cream ... [snip!] ... After you bake them let them cool off before you take them off the tray and then take them off and let them cool on a rack."


i was thinking the cooling part was my biggest issue, and the dough was REALLy soft, in between batches i put the dough in the fridge and that seemed to help the texture anyways. so your saying i should put the dough in the fridge before i cook them?! i hope that helps. and for the cooling part... do i let them cook on the same tray i cooked them on or can i move them over to the cooling tray? and what about how they seemed to stick to the tray? n my 'cooling tray' isnt a cooling rack, im using a tray that i think is used for broiling steaks on, it just has slots on the bottom.

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting ***Team Jacob***:" yum send the rejects my way those sound delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



omg i still eat them even though they look like crap cause they all fall apart! haha just give me a glass of milk and i pop them in the microwave for 15-30 seconds---- OMG!!

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" Buy some parchment paper and put that down on your cookie sheet. Pick the whole piece of paper up and set it aside and let them cool thoroughly."


is parchment paper the same as wax paper? what about foil?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" is parchment paper the same as wax paper? what about foil?"</blockquote>



Yes, and I would not use foil.

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" is parchment paper the same as wax paper? what about foil?"</blockquote> Yes, and I would not use foil."


ok on the no foil! which side of the wax paper do i use. i think the kind i have 1 side feels like paper and the other feels like wax of course

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" ok on the no foil! which side of the wax paper do i use. i think the kind i have 1 side feels like paper and the other feels like wax of course"</blockquote>



Wax side up.

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" ok on the no foil! which side ... [snip!] ... use. i think the kind i have 1 side feels like paper and the other feels like wax of course"</blockquote> Wax side up."


ok and the cookies wont stick? if this doestn work should i try spreading some oil/butter on the pan first?

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
30th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" ok and the cookies wont stick? if this doestn work should i try spreading some oil/butter on the pan first?"</blockquote>




No, they shouldn't stick. If they do I wouldn't try spreading anything on the pan.

..::Kayden's Mommy::.. 1 child; California 472 posts
30th Nov '12
Quoting [♥]Mrs. Morgan:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" ok and the cookies wont stick? ... [snip!] ... on the pan first?"</blockquote> No, they shouldn't stick. If they do I wouldn't try spreading anything on the pan."



ok thank you! i really hope these tips help me perfect these cookies!!! i love baking and i just couldnt figure out what i did wrong since i followed all the steps. what about letting the cream cheese soften? its already soft lol is it really necessary for me to let it sit out with the butter to soften?