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Old 02-08-2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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Scoop and sweep is a very risky method to measure flour. Sometimes you get more, sometimes less. Best to weigh. Barring that, smaller spoonsful to fill the measuring cup.
Also, was the oven preheated or did you not turn it on until the cookie sheet went in? Also, that cookie sheet looks like it has high sides. That can actually hold in steam and not allow the outsides of the cookies to set quickly enough. Heat needs to be able to get to the sides immediately to help the cookie set.
And I agree, something has to have changed in your method or recipe.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:15 PM   #12
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The edges of the pan are maybe an inch high.

I have been using a 1/4 measuring spoon to scoop the flour and putting in 5 scoops.

The oven was preheated each time.

Also I made this recipe three times in three days and each time they turned out exactly like this.

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #13
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The edges of the pan are maybe an inch high.

I have been using a 1/4 measuring spoon to scoop the flour and putting in 5 scoops...
5 times 1/4 is 1 1/4 cups. Your recipe calls fro 2 1/4 cups.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #14
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5 times 1/4 is 1 1/4 cups. Your recipe calls fro 2 1/4 cups.
I'm glad you caught that! I missed it completely!
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What an idiot I am. You know I normally use 4 1/2 cup measures and then one 1/4 cup measure. My daughter has been helping me and I used a 1/4 cup the whole time. I guess I forgot to change my math. Is there a red-faced emoticon?

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Old 02-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #16
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What an idiot I am. You know I normally use 4 1/2 cup measures and then one 1/4 cup measure. My daughter has been helping me and I used a 1/4 cup the whole time. I guess I forgot to change my math. Is there a red-faced emoticon?

Thanks for the help.

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You just tell everyone they are the low-carb version.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:39 PM   #17
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5 times 1/4 is 1 1/4 cups. Your recipe calls fro 2 1/4 cups.
Good catch, Andy!
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Old 02-09-2012, 02:03 AM   #18
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The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie:



There are many variables in baking. Pictured are cookies with various problems using the same dough (with flour adjustments in numbers 3 &4).
1. This cookie is done just right. It is pictured to compare with the rest.
2. This dough was not refrigerated. It is still good but a little flatter than it should be.
3. This dough contained too much flour and did not spread much at all. It is interesting to note that the dough looked identical to the correct dough, but was much stiffer and drier.
4. This dough had too little flour. It spread too much and didn’t bake evenly.
5. This dough was over-mixed. It had a poor color, baked flat and had a strange consistency.
6. This dough was formed too small. It was overcooked at eight minutes. It is fine to make smaller cookies, just bake them for less time.
7. This dough was formed too large. The outsides were done while the middle was too high and underdone.
8. This dough was baked in an oven 25 degrees too hot. The outside was overdone and the inside was slightly underdone.
9. This dough was baked in an oven 25 degrees too cool. It fell flat and became too crisp without much of an inside.
10. This dough was frozen when baked. It took longer to bake and didn’t cook as evenly. To use frozen dough, set on cookie sheet at room temperature while oven is preheating, 15-20 minutes. It takes the frost off and bakes perfectly.
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What an idiot I am. You know I normally use 4 1/2 cup measures and then one 1/4 cup measure. My daughter has been helping me and I used a 1/4 cup the whole time. I guess I forgot to change my math. Is there a red-faced emoticon?

Thanks for the help.

Chad
Don't measure. Weigh. While flours weights vary you can figure around 120g per cup for things like all purpose. This helps get rid of how much flour is in a cup of flour.
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #20
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I look at all the different cookies in Zereh's post and think they all are way too pale.
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