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Quick question re: storing Paula Dean gooey chocolate cookies

zook Dec 11, 2008 08:05 AM

I made the dough weeks ago and want to bake them today to give out tomorrow. Once the cookies are cool, do I store them in an airtight container out on the counter or in the frig? They do have cream cheese in them.

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    vballgal Dec 14, 2008 06:10 PM

    how did these turn out? i'm considering making them for an upcoming holiday party but they seemed to have gotten mixed reviews so i wanted to see if any hounds had tried them. thanks in advance!

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    1. re: vballgal
      zook Dec 14, 2008 11:38 PM

      I made the dough and baked about a dozen for 12 minutes. That was way too long and the cookies were too dried out and too cakey for my taste. Froze the rest of the balled up dough and then took out a batch to room temperature a week later to bake up, this time for 9 minutes with a better result. (also be sure to remove from baking sheet within just a minute or two after removal from oven or they will stick to the baking sheet) The 2nd batch was more chewy/fudgy. I had high hopes for these cookies since I like Paula Dean's gooey pumpkin cake; but in my opinion, they were good, not great. They were well received by non-foodies and for the minimum effort that it took to make them, I'd say they were a fine part of the chocolate overkill baskets I gave to office workers. I did refrigerate some of them overnight and the next day they still tasted fine. Having said that, I doubt I'd make them again as there are so many better cookie recipes out there.

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        dolores Dec 15, 2008 03:02 AM

        I can't stand her gooey stuff, I don't get the rave reviews.

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          vballgal Dec 15, 2008 05:06 AM

          thanks for the response zook - the "good but not great" review seems to be somewhat common - i know there are other cookie threads but do you have any awesome cookie (preferably chocolate or somewhat similar to what these are suppose to be) recipes that you could share? thanks!

      2. Delhiwala Dec 11, 2008 08:49 AM

        I would store them in the 'frig.
        For other readers, here is the recipe:

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