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Old 09-25-2009, 10:42 AM   #21
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did you use butter or the shortening? try it using just shortening.

I followed the recipe so I used both butter and shortening.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #22
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Oh no. How maddening! You must be so frustrated.

well, something must be different. If we could only figure out what. Do you have any ideas?
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:49 AM   #23
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i would try all shortening...
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:51 AM   #24
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flat cookies, why? - Google Search
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:59 AM   #25
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Oh no. How maddening! You must be so frustrated.

well, something must be different. If we could only figure out what. Do you have any ideas?

I'm checking my over today. The only other thing I can figure out is maybe I'm over mixing the batter some how.

I would love someone else to make this recipe.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:01 AM   #26
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Overmixing is definitely possible. I found that video I posted to be really helpful to me in getting the creaming method right. It's tricky!

Gee, I might have to make this recipe this weekend. For science and all. I hope my husband won't mind.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:02 AM   #27
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in some of those links, over mixing was a culprit of flat cookies, as was too much baking soda and too much egg (using jumbo instead of med or large)
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #28
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Thank you for this information. I will print this out and keep it for future use. I decided that tomorrow I'm going to go buy fresh and name brand ingredients and rebake the cookies.

I'm determined to get these cookies to bake the way they did the first time because they were the best cookies.
You're very welcome. Let us know how they turn out!
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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!
You're very welcome, apple tart. :)
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I am checking the overn temp right now. Will let you know what happens.
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