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Old 09-13-2005, 06:23 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 09-13-2005, 06:25 PM   #2
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Don't have an answer for you, but I find the same thing happens to me.
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:31 PM   #3
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You did good! I usually end up with less than the recipe says! (But maybe that's because everyone who walks through the kitchen has to taste the cookie dough! )
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Old 09-13-2005, 06:38 PM   #4
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Just consider it a bonus. You can probably freeze some of them and eat them later.
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I can never get the amounts out of a recipe that they say...but mine are usually less. Guess I just make bigger cookies than most people.
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I always get less also... but, in my case I think it's because I love
cookie dough more than I love cookies.
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:19 PM   #7
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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??
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:43 PM   #8
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I will take some of those cookies, if you need help getting rid of them!
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:44 PM   #9
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They were good, some of the best peanut butter cookies I ever baked. I'd never made this recipe before and the mixing instructions were a wee bit different than usual. I was curious, since I usually come closer to the listed yield than that.
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Old 09-13-2005, 07:46 PM   #10
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I am baking like crazy because my church is serving a meal for an organization called Helping Hand for the Homeless. We could use store-bought cookies, but I think homemade sends a message that somebody does care.
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