What makes cookies soft vs crispy?

Butter contributes milk solids and water to a cookie, both of which soften it. Brown sugar contributes molasses – again, a softener. Using lower-moisture sugar (granulated) and fat (vegetable shortening), plus a longer, slower bake than normal, produces light, crunchy cookies.

Can you refrigerate potato chip cookie dough?

I also recommend that you refrigerate this cookie dough for at least one hour before you bake it. This is not 100% required, but our cookies always turn out the best when we refrigerate the dough. Once the dough has been chilled, roll it into balls, but make the balls taller rather than rounder.

What is the secret to chewy cookies?

A secret baker’s trick is to rest your cookie dough in the fridge. You can rest it for at least an hour, which will evaporate some of the water and increase the sugar content, helping to keep your cookies chewy. The longer you allow your dough to rest in the fridge, the chewier your cookies will be.

What can I make with stale potato chips?

Heat Them Up to Revive Them

If your chips smell okay and are just stale, distribute them evenly in a pan, pop ’em in an oven preheated to 375°F, and bake for 10 minutes. This works for most chips, according to 86 Geezer Tips, but feel free to check them every 3 or 4 minutes until they get to your desired crispness.

How do you make Lays chips taste better?

One of my favorite things to do with plain potato chips is simply add more seasonings. Raid your pantry and find the seasonings you like best (I’m particularly fond of garlic powder and cayenne pepper). Pile them onto your chips, and give them a good mix, and you’ll immediately have chips that are bursting with flavor.

Can you rehydrate potato chips?

They take a long time to rehydrate.

Simply cover them with water and refrigerate in the morning. Or, if you want them for breakfast, put them on to soak in the afternoon or evening and they will be rehydrated by the next morning.

Why did my dehydrated potatoes turn black?

Potatoes that are not blanched will turn a very unappealing grey to black colour as they dehydrate. They are not dangerous to eat – but no one will want to eat them. Look, I did a small batch just to show you.

Can you dehydrate raw potatoes?

Potatoes can be dehydrated from uncooked potatoes, blanched, partially-cooked, or fully cooked potatoes. From my own experience and experimenting, I’ve found that half-cooked potatoes rehydrate the best. When that happens, I put the whole mess in the blender and turn them in to mashed potatoes.

Do you have to cook potatoes before dehydrating?

Potatoes are blanched first before dehydrating to prevent them turning an unappealing black. Very thinly sliced dried ones can be used as potato chips / crisps for snacking. Or use them in cooked potato dishes. Here’s a dry Sauce Mix to use with them for Scalloped Potatoes.

Are dehydrated potatoes bad for you?

While instant potatoes offer some nutritional value — and provide a healthier option than fast-food potato dishes, such as fries — they aren’t as nutritious as potatoes made from scratch.

Why do boiled potatoes turn GREY?

Typically, it happens if you boil (or fry) potatoes and then store them—they will sometimes turn black or purple over time if they are exposed to air. According to the American Journal of Potato Research: After-cooking darkening is caused by the oxidation of the ferri-chlorogenic acid in the boiled or fried potatoes.