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Old 01-13-2004, 10:35 PM   #1
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Flat cookies

I have a question. When cookies go flat does that mean too much flour or not enought. Help :

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Old 01-13-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Never baked a cookie in my life, but I'd guess it's too little baking powder/baking soda or too thin a batter.
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:30 AM   #3
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Welcome Candi! Thanx Old Coot! That's my prognosis as well. I think it is resultant of the choice, or amounts of the leavening agent. See Alton Brown (food network) on cookies, Candi for further elaboration. Or maybe, the Bakers on this site will certainly be more knowledgeable than I! Hope I helped at least a bit! Atomic Jed said!
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Old 01-14-2004, 12:57 AM   #4
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Candi: do you mean that the cookies spread out too thin while baking? Then you probably do not have enough flour in the recipe. Sometimes you have to adjust the amount of flour depending on humidity, altitude, etc. And remember to sift, measure and then sift your flour again.

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Old 01-30-2004, 07:12 PM   #5
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Candi: I had a sheet of chocolate chip cookies that baked REALLY flat so before I baked the second sheet, I added 1/4 cup of flour to the rest of the dough. The second sheet of cookies came out perfect.
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Old 02-01-2004, 10:15 AM   #6
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Well, from my own experience, I baked a batch of chocolate chip cookies using butter instead of shortening and they came out really flat. When I made the exact same recipe again only using shortening instead of butter they came out perfect. :)
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Old 03-16-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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Always chill your cookies before you bake them. :twisted:
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I delete MY cookies from my hard drive every day! They never come out stale!! LOL!
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Old 03-17-2004, 08:46 AM   #9
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The following link is dedicated entirely to avoiding flat cookies:

http://www.baking911.com/cookies_chocolate_chip.htm
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