As you have noticed there are many brands of cookies on the market and surely your children love to consume them. If this is so, why not show them how rich the homemade cookies made by mom? Maybe it happens to you that, when you try to do them, you they are hard or dry and the magic of the moment is lost. If you are a person to whom this happens frequently, then you should not worry anymore because in the following de.com article we will teach you several tricks about how to make cookies not hard and your children ask you to do them all the time.You may also be interested: How to make cookies crispy
The key is in the recipe
For prevent cookies from being hard The key is in the recipe. This seems somewhat obvious but, even if you don't believe it, it isn't. There are many homemade cookie recipes, many of them transmitted from generation to generation, where each was adding some personal touch to the recipe or has modified the amounts of the original ingredients and in the end it is no more than a combination of ideas where the basis for the dough is has lost.
If the recipe you have in your possession is one of those mentioned above, you can try to get the original recipe with a relative.
Measure and mix the flour correctly
Measure and mix the flour correctly. This point is very important, regardless of the recipe you have selected, use the indicated measures It is necessary to prevent cookies from being hard or dry, do not get creative and base yourself on the indicated measures.
On the other hand, you must make sure don't work the dough too much, but perform this task until the flour has disappeared.
The ingredients must be of quality. It is from this point that the taste our cookies will have once they are ready, but this can also affect our dough. If the selected ingredients are in poor condition or if you add something that was not detailed in the recipe, this change may affect the composition of the cookie dough, making them hard.
Cool the dough before stretching it
Chill dough before stretching it. This is a technique that not many people apply, many times because of the enthusiasm of trying cookies, we try to stretch the dough still hot since this is quite complicated to do because it sticks to the roller and it is difficult to give it the desired thickness. To solve this problem it is advisable leave it in the fridge for a while since it will make the dough much more manageable and no longer stick so much to the hands or the roller.
Baking paper to work the dough
For prevent cookies from being hard You should also consider this little known technique: use baking paper To work the dough. The trick is simple, rest the dough on a sheet of baking paper (thus preventing the countertop from getting dirty) and place another sheet on top of the dough making it much easier to stretch it and also preventing the roller from getting dirty.
Cool the dough again before cutting it
Cool the dough again before cutting it Once you have the dough stretched it is time to cut it but, to your surprise, many times during this process the dough is very soft and sticks to the cutter. How to solve it? Very easy: put the dough back in the fridge after stretching it. This will make the dough becomes firmer, especially if there is butter or margarine within its contents, then right there on the baking paper you can proceed to cut it with the shapes that you like the most.
Do not remove cookies from the baking paper
Do not remove cookies from the baking paper. If you have been following our advice so far, surely you have not yet removed the cookies from the baking paper and we encourage you not to do so yet. Will you wonder why? Simple. It happens that when moving the cookies to the baking sheet before baking them, they can break or lose their shape, by keeping them on the baking paper when moving them you make sure that they retain their shape and texture.
The oven plate must be at room temperature
The oven plate must be at room temperature. Well if you place them when the oven is already hot, the dough loses cold ahead of time, so it will also lose its shape. What you should do is before preheating the oven is remove the oven plate and place the cookies (with baking paper) at room temperature. You will see that with this method the cookies will maintain their shape and also the dough will be baked properly.
Preheating the oven is also very important since if we place the cookies on the plate and put them in the oven at the same time we light it, they will be baked asymmetrically, losing their shape and leaving the hardest dough in some parts.
Let the cookies cool before removing them from the baking sheet
Allowing the cookies to cool once the plate has been removed from the oven will cause the risk of the cookies being broken. Once they are cold, they are ready to be shared and enjoyed.
If you have followed these interesting tips, the dough will be very soft and the safest thing is that your children will ask you to make cookies every day.
If you do not have an oven, we recommend you read this other article about making cookies without an oven.
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