I am trying to recreate a cookie my grandmother made. She helped me with the ingredients. I have the taste right, but the texture is wrong.
I need a dense, smooth top, crunchy cookie. One that browns well and is good for dunking.
What I end up with is a crisp to crunchy cookie with a crackle top. I don't like the crackle top, or the crisp texture. My husband loves them, but I crave the old hard dense cookie.
This is a basic sugar type cookie,
2 cups shortening or butter,
3 1/2 cups sugar,
7 cups flour,
3 tsp baking powder,
1 tsp soda,
2 tsp salt,
I bake at 350 until well browned.