What makes a cookie soft?

What makes cookies soft and chewy? High moisture content does; so the recipe, baking time, and temperature must be adjusted to retain moisture. Binding the water in butter, eggs, and brown sugar (it contains molasses, which is 10 percent water) with flour slows its evaporation.

How do you keep oatmeal cookies soft?

How to Store Oatmeal Cookies so They Stay Soft and Moist?
  1. Be sure to store them in a well sealed airtight container at room temperature.
  2. Try adding a slice of bread to the container as well. Just don’t lay it directly on cookies or it can make those it’s resting on soggy.

Why are my oatmeal cookies hard?

Overmixing develops the gluten in the flour, which can produce tough cookies. When dry ingredients like flour are “scooped” into the measuring cup directly from the container, it compresses, or becomes packed. So you will be adding more flour than called for in the recipe.

How do you make oatmeal cookies from scratch?

Can I use old fashioned oats instead of quick oats?

—J.M., Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Quick-cooking oats and oldfashioned oats are interchangeable, as long as you consider a the differences between the two. Both have been flattened with large rollers, but quick-cooking oats are cut into smaller pieces first. If you want a heartier texture, use oldfashioned oats.

Can you substitute quick oats for old fashioned oats in apple crisp?

Oats–Use either old fashioned rolled oats or quick-cooking oats for this apple crisp. Do NOT steel cut oats! Even a 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour mix works to make this gluten-free apple crisp. Butter–Unsalted butter is a must for baking–that way you can control the salt in your baked good.

Is there a difference between old fashioned oats and quick oats?

Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats are whole oats that are rolled to flatten them. Quick Quaker® Oats are simply cut into slightly smaller pieces so they cook faster. Instant Quaker® Oats are rolled a little bit thinner and cut finer so that they cook very quickly.

Which is healthier old fashioned oats or quick oats?

While there is a difference in the GI of steel cut and rolled oats, it is a negligible difference. They both have a low GI and are considered a healthy choice. Quick and instant oats both have a higher GI, so they may not keep you feeling full as long as groats, steel-cut and old fashioned oats.

Why are instant oats bad for you?

In addition, if you go for instant oatmeal, make sure to check out the ingredient list and nutrition fact panel; many flavored instant oatmeals are loaded with sugar and salt, making them a nutritionally inferior choice.