Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Why Are My Cookies Flat?

I have not had the best luck baking cookies in my electric oven in our house - they always turn out flat!

I don't really understand why this happens.

I make them from scratch and follow the recipe - the only thing that I do a little different is to cook them at 325 instead of 350...could that be a reason why they are flat or is there something else that I can do to prevent this?

I like my chocolate chip cookies to not be so flat and thin - I don't know how else to really describe it!

Any suggestions or ideas on how to make these cookies better?

On another note, Brady and I had a lot of fun mixing the cookies up - it is a little "nerve-wracking" at times when I am mixing something up with my 2 and 1/2 year old - I just have to be sure to keep an eye on him so that there is not flour everywhere. Overall, he is really good with mixing (or dumping and watching the stand mixer take over!), and we both have a lot of fun doing it together.


Melissa said...

I can't wait to read the responses...I have the same problem here. I thought it was because of not keeping the cookie dough cold, but even when I refrigerate it until it goes into the oven, mine are flat, too! Great question! I may do a "Google search" on this one!

TCC said...

Cut the egg amount in half. This means that if the recipe only calls for one egg you will need to double it. Granted I've almost always baked in a gas oven BUT try this. I passed this secret onto our worship pastor and he says he does this with every cookie recipe he bakes!

Livin' Life said...

I had the exact same problem until my MIL gave me her recipe. I used to use butter and her recipe is with shortening. I have no idea what you use and you may already do this but for me the cookies now puff up nicely. I have taken many of her recipes over because she is such an amazing baker. We also have an electric oven so I don't know if that helps.