COOKIE HINTS
If this happens

If this happens

Cause

Solution

Cookies to dry

Over measurement of flour

Fill to line

 

Under measurement of Liquid

Fill to line, check at eye level

 

Overbaking

Check cookies just before end of cooking time

 

Use of small eggs

Use large eggs

Cookies spread to much

To much butter or shortening

Check your measurements

 

To much liquid

 

 

Use of Extra large eggs

Use large eggs

 

Too little flour

Carefully measure using standard measuring cup

Cookies touch each other

Cookies made to large

Follow recipe for size

 

Not enough space between cookies

Allow 2 between cookies for small and medium and 3 for large

 

Dough too thin & over spreads

Follow correct measuring amounts

Uneven baking

Oven temperature is not correct

Use separate oven thermometer

 

Oven heat uneven

Turn baking sheet halfway through baking time

 

Baking sheet touching side of oven

Allow 2 around baking sheet

 

Cookies not all the same size

Follow recipe for correct size

Cookies stick to sheet

Baking sheet not greased

Grease using cooking spray or shortening

 

Ingredients added to dough such as raisins or chocolate sticking to pan

Remove cookies immediately after baking

Cookies to brown

Oven to hot

Use separate oven thermometer

 

Cookies made smaller than recipe said

Make proper size

 

Baking sheet may be touching side of oven

Try to center baking sheet

 

Overbaked

Set timer & check cookies before time is up

Over browned bottoms

Baking sheet on bottom rack of oven

Bake in center of oven

 

Oven is to hot

Check oven temperature with separate oven thermometer

Cookies break or crumble

Cookies stuck to sheet

Grease baking sheets a little more

 

Cookies left on baking sheet to long

Remove from sheet at rime recipe indicates

 

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