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Why don't my cookies spread?

Valkii | Jan 5, 2013 03:24 PM

I've never been able to make soft, chewy chocolate chip cookies (Like the ones at the store), and I'm not sure why. I kept trying the tollhouse recipe, but that never worked, so I switched to a different recipe I found online, and that worked a little better:

2c flour
1/2t salt
1/2t baking soda
1c brown sugar
1/2c white sugar
3/4c butter
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1T vanilla

I combine wet ingredients, then mix for about 8 mins (which has improved the quality), add the dry ingredients, and refrigerate. I've tried refrigerating everywhere from 1 hour to 4 days, but I don't see any difference in the quality. I also rolled them into balls before refrigerating, and took them straight from the refrigerator to the oven, while they were still kinda stiff and cold. Then I bake at 375, around 30 min. The recipe says 15-20, but they don't look done, so I keep postponing, and when they come out, they come out not having spread at all, and bready, and tasting okay. Is there a way to get them to be moist, flat, and chewy?

(edit: Whoops! I was supposed to bake at 325. Will that fix it, do you think?)

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