Originally Posted by purrfectlydevine
I made a recipe for peanut butter cookies and the directions said to drop by rounded tablespoons. The yield was 3 1/2 dozen. I used a cookie scoop that holds 1 measuring tablespoon and rounded it. I got about 8 dozen. I know the cookie scoop holds 1 measuring tablespoon because I measured it with water befire I used it. What gives?
You've basically answered your own question without realizing it.
You used a "measured" tablespoon scoop - the author of the recipe probably just used a tablespoon out of the silverware drawer ... a tablespoon that you would normally use on the dinner table. And, you don't know how
rounded his/her spoon was ...
Basically - your cookies should have been twice, plus a little, as big.
But - if they turned out good ... what does it matter??