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Topic: Help with Martha Stewart's Alexis's brown sugar chocolate chip cookies?  (Read 986 times)
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« on: May 14, 2009 04:53:44 PM »

 These cookies are supposed to be flat, kinda crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside.

However whenever I try to bake them, they turn out so flat they won't come unstuck from the pan unless I scrape it off with a spoon.

Why is it doing this? I read adding a half cup more of flour would fix it. Tried it, didn't work.

Then I read you were supposed to chill the batter first. Tried it, didn't work. Same results everytime (though luckily I decided to only cook one cookie at a time after the first batch failed).

Why won't the cookies turn out right? You can find the recipe if you google what's in the thread title. It makes 50 cookies and I did the full recipe (was gonna make cookies once a week or so until it was gone ;; ).

Should I chill it longer and then try? Should I add more of something? I don't cook often. What's something I could add? ;;
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2009 07:51:20 PM »

While I haven't used this specific recipe, I've had the same problems with my cookies going completely flat when they're baked, and I've had two problems causing mine:
#1, baking soda / powder being expired.  You'd be amazed at the difference this makes.  I don't use it often enough, so usually one of mine's expired.  Also, I'm not by any means an expert baker, so I don't know if this is frowned upon, but sometimes if one of mine is expired i'll add a bit of the other (if it's not expired too) and it's helped them not be so unbearably flat.

#2, over-mixing the butter & sugar -- I've found that just mixing the butter and sugar together works fine as the mixture gets stirred completely together as other ingredients are added (obviously this is useless as you've already made a large batch of dough).
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2009 08:20:25 PM »

i have a recipe (my own) for cookies that are exactly what you are looking for, if you are interested, PM me and i will send it, and the detailed instructions (i am kinda known for my cookies, i make 2 different kinds of choc. chip one flat and one cakey)

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