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Old 03-02-2012, 03:13 PM
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I made cookies the other night, following the nestle tollhouse recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I followed it exactly, minus the chopped nuts (I don't eat nuts ) and the only thing that wasn't clear was if I should have used light or dark brown sugar. I used light brown.

My cookies all turned out incredibly flat, lighter than I like them and a little bit chewier than I like them. I've used this recipe before with success, but I don't remember what I changed. Its been about two years since I've made cookies from scratch.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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You cooked them. You're supposed to scarf the dough. Duh.


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Old 03-02-2012, 03:19 PM
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Did you 'cream' the sugars and butter together?

I have someone close in my family (who shall remain nameless, LOL) that skips this step when making choc chip cookies, no matter how many times I tell them the importance and what a difference it makes, they STILL do it! ARGH!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:21 PM
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Also your butter needs to be cold if you want fluffy cookies. Room temperature dough makes flat cookies.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:25 PM
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The butter was cold when I added it and the sugar to the mixer and mixed them. Then I mixed the flour and stuff together (slowly like it says) but I think by the time they made it to the oven the dough was room temperature. Could I just pop it in the fridge in between batches? (I only own one baking sheet )
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:31 PM
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yep--you could pop it in the fridge in between batches. And then you can send me some to sample.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:44 PM
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yep--you could pop it in the fridge in between batches. And then you can send me some to sample.
I second this!

Seriously though, the colder the better. You can put it in the fridge after you make it for 1/2 hour to cool it down then put it back in the fridge between batches.
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Uh ya, send it to N. Indiana and I'll make sure it gets to North Carolina and New York after I'm done sampling LOL
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:50 PM
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Uh ya, send it to N. Indiana and I'll make sure it gets to North Carolina and New York after I'm done sampling LOL
I am the official taste tester...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:17 PM
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Typically, I put mine in the FREEZER between batches, but I also usually make them all in the same day, a pan about every eight to ten minutes LOL
I've also seen cookies turn out flat when I've forgotten baking soda, but I've never used a recipe off the chocolate chip package, I always use my grandma's recipe.
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