Having problems with my cookies

@marie2052 (3697)
United States
December 23, 2010 10:08pm CST
I made some oatmeal raisen cookies about 6 months ago. As they baked they flattened completely. They were not rising and soft and rounded. I thought my oven was acting up as I went by the recipe I have used since my mother had it. NOW tonight I made the toll house chocolate chip cookies and they turned out flat. I did make some white chocolate lemon cookies last weekend and they turned out perfect. Any ideas? I changed the temp and difference in length of time baking but they all looked flat tonight again. Sure hope my baking turns out better tomorrow than tonight Merry Christmas everyone!
2 responses
• United States
24 Dec 10
Try chilling the dough before you put it in the oven. Sometimes if too soft already they will spread way to thin while baking off.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
25 Dec 10
I will try that next time I make cookies I know mom used to make some refrigerator cookies We have had those through 3 generations of babies teething on these cookies. You make the dough and it stays in the fridge til you are ready to slice and bake them. ok now I want some Thanks for your advice!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Feb 11
YOu can make your own cookie dough from scratch...and put it in the fridge too. I make a double batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, spoon balls onto a cookie sheet, and freeze them like that! Then put them in a freezer bag and in the freezer. Then when I need a cookie fix...I take out 6-8 cookie balls and bake them in my toaster oven. Works great and I get my fix, without heating up the kitchen and watch what I eat of them. If I made the batch at once...I'd eat them all at once!!!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Feb 11
I know it is after christmas but if you are still having this problem...check out Melinda Lee and her advice for cookies at www.melindalee.com She has a talk radio show out here in Calif and has good ideas and tips. I used her tips on cookies and adding/reducing flour for moistness and the difference between and using white or brown sugars etc. It sounds like you might be baking them either to long or at to high a temp. I'd also suggest a good cookie sheet. They are about $10 but totally worth the investement. I wish I'd known this years ago when I always had to toss half my cookies cause they'd burn cause I used a cheap sheet. Light in color (nothing dark as the dark absorbs the heat and burns the cookies) and my fav is the ones with the air slots on the back of the sheet. Plus Parchment paper...again, wish I'd known about this great little thing way back then! I use it now and have not had a burned cookie since I learned about it! Also, watch cooling them. If you cool them on the sheet, that sheet is still hot and will continue cooking whatever is on it. Get them off as soon as you can. Sometimes you have to let them sit maybe a minute to "settle" before you can move them without breaking/tearing them apart, but get them off there asap. Sometimes the recipe says to leave them to cool completely but that is not to often. Most say, 30-6- seconds, then get them on cooling racks Good luck!