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Old 09-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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How to Make Hard/Sturdy Cookies

I'd like to make some cookies that don't fall apart easily. Something I could put in a bike jersey pocket and eat while riding.

Is there some ingredient I could put more or less of to make the cookies firmer?

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Have you considered adding sildenafil citrate?
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Have you considered adding sildenafil citrate?
And if that suggestion does not meet your needs, how about buying some Oreos?
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Have you made ginger snaps?
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Biscotti. You can make them any degree of hardness you choose, depending on how long you bake them.
I have a white-chocolate cranberry recipe that should only be consumed by hard-core athletes. I let myself consume them at holidays only.
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I don't know anything about that but I just heard a program on NPR that explained the secret for truly great Toll House chocolate chips -- let the dough rest for 36 hours before baking. And then, of course, eat em warm.
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Perfect Cookies - Allrecipes

Basically use butter, all purpose flour, baking soda, white sugar and egg yolks but no whites.
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You might also try these...Alton Browns home-made el cheapo energy bars...I've been meaning to make these for over a year now...

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How 'bout peppernuts. I've not tried this particular recipe, but, they probably are all about the same. Peppernuts are hard and like the recipe says they are little and good for munching. My grandmother and mother baked and mailed peppernuts to my uncle when he was in WWII.

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Fig Newtons. Doesn't matter if they get mangled, the figgy stuff holds it all together and you just pop the whole thing in your mouth.
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I think Fig Newtons are gross, especially when they get all squished.
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Is there some ingredient I could put more or less of to make the cookies firmer?
What about leaving your favorites out in a sunny spot with good air circulation for at least 48 hours prior to the ride?

Oh, wait, that'd be dessicated fruit. I guess the answer is ginger snaps.

You would think that your Metamucil smoothie recipe would help firm up a batch of cookie batter...
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When I make chocolate chip cookies, they are always crunchy. The secret is to use Crisco instead of butter in the recipe, and to add a lot of nuts. I use the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. It calls for 1 C. of nuts, but I add 2 C. (walnuts).

Way back years ago, the recipe on the bag called for Crisco, but over the years they changed it to butter. I have always used Crisco, and people love the cookies made that way. And they are hard & crunchy, not soft.
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How to Make Hard/Sturdy Cookies


Oh, that kind of hard cookie I was going to give you my personal trainer's email, but I guess you wanted the other..

This link may help
Cooks.com - Recipes - Hard Cookies
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I was thinking of the same thing!

Haven't tried it either, but they sound/look good...and likely give you more energy than white flour/butter/sugar/chocolate cookies!
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That was my thinking.

I think i'm gonna make the crispy brown rice bars today or tomorrow. I have everything except the puffed brown rice. I think I know a little boy that'd like these wholesome rice krispies bars...
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Thanks for all the ideas.
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That was my thinking.

I think i'm gonna make the crispy brown rice bars today or tomorrow. I have everything except the puffed brown rice. I think I know a little boy that'd like these wholesome rice krispies bars...
Hmm - if I send you my address will you send me some?! We can chalk it up to testing their mail-worthyness...
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