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Old 09-24-2009, 10:17 AM   #11
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I think you're on the right track with trying to standardize your ingredients and test your baking soda. Thanks merstar for the info on checking baking soda & powder, I'm going to hang on to that!

In the meantime, you may be interested to check out this video on the creaming method. Gotta love the internet and free video tutorials!



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Old 09-24-2009, 10:28 AM   #12
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Have you thought about the delayed reaction of baking powder? My first thiought was the butter but then I started thinking about pancake batter and how it behaves differently when left to sit longer.
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Old 09-24-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
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I do appreciate all the advice. i just cannot figure out why I can't make these dang cookies when the first time I made them they were perfect with the mixer issue.

Beginner's Luck....

Chill the dough thoroughly before forming the cookies, and put the COLD cookies in the oven. Works every time.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:28 PM   #14
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Beginner's Luck....

Chill the dough thoroughly before forming the cookies, and put the COLD cookies in the oven. Works every time.

Maybe it was beginner's luck because we were leaving the next day for South Beach, Miami...LOL

I did chill the dough and baked them again and they were still flat....ugh

Today I went to the store and bought all fresh ingredients (except flour, brown sugar, regular sugar, and eggs). Everything is measured out and is all coming to room temp (and butter softening). I'll report back when I bake the first batch and let you know how it goes.

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If I were to take out 1 stick of butter, would I add 1/2 cup of butter crisco? I'm thinking the butter crisco to get the butter flavor.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #15
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You didn't recently buy jumbo eggs, did you? And maybe just used large or extra large last time?
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:45 PM   #16
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You didn't recently buy jumbo eggs, did you? And maybe just used large or extra large last time?
Nope. I buy large eggs.

I made the dough, cooked 1 set (8 cookies) right away, they went flat.
Chilled the dough, cooked 1 set, went flat.
Chilled dough, cooked 1 set at 350 degrees, went flat.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #17
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I made the dough, cooked 1 set (8 cookies) right away, they went flat.
Chilled the dough, cooked 1 set, went flat.
Chilled dough, cooked 1 set at 350 degrees, went flat.
Oh no - do you mean this is your latest trial, with new ingredients?
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:28 AM   #18
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did you use butter or the shortening? try it using just shortening.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #19
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Time to try another recipe.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #20
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Oh no - do you mean this is your latest trial, with new ingredients?
Yes new ingredients
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