About half a week ago, I tried baking cookies for the first time and the result was amazing! However, that time, I didn't have plenty of flour left. The only ingredients I added were: flour, egg, baking powder, granulated sugar, butter, and salt. When they all were mixed, it was too moisty and sticky because apparently, there was no more flour. I was unable to make them into balls, so I just used a spoon and put them on the pan. Again as mentioned, the baked outcome was great. Pretty yellowish golden.
And today... it was a nightmare! My parents wanted me to bake them again, yet without too much sugar added. And we had plenty of flour left, so I thought this should be much better. Nope. It turned out too horrid! As I made them into balls and put them in the oven, the size won't increase. Only a tiny tiny bit. There were some cracks on the top too. Not that good. The color was too pale—white.
So, what happened? Does the moisty cookie dough actually give a better result?