Doubling, Tripling, Quadrupling Recipes...?

Baking By MerrySunshine Updated 17 Sep 2010 , 4:06am by MerrySunshine

MerrySunshine Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:57am
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I have about 350 cookies that I need to make for a wedding. I am wondering how many times you can multiply the recipe before compromising the quality.

I will be working in a restaurant with a large Hobart stand mixer. Very large. So equipment won't be an issue... I just want to make sure that I'm not going to screw up the cookies.

The recipe is similar to a "Lofthouse" cookie, I've been told.

1 c shortening
5 c flour
2 c sugar
1 tsp salt
3 beaten eggs
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 c sour cream

Cream shortening & sugar. Add eggs, vanilla & sour cream.
Mix well! Add sifted flour with salt, baking powder and
baking soda.

350 degrees -- 15 mins

Let me know, please!

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indydebi Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:02am
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I had a 20 qt mixer and re-wrote my regular cookie recipes up to 6X. they all worked just fine.

LindaF144a Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:21am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

I had a 20 qt mixer and re-wrote my regular cookie recipes up to 6X. they all worked just fine.




Want! I don't need to make such big batches. But I love watching those huge mixers on all the cake shows. Someday I am going to see one work in person. I am such a big baker wannabe! Or at least I want to play with the "toys".

indydebi Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:23am
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Yeah, there are definitely some of my Big Boy Toys from the shop that I miss!! icon_cry.gif

tesso Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Yeah, there are definitely some of my Big Boy Toys from the shop that I miss!! icon_cry.gif




I remember using those mixers to make pizza dough.. ahh.. I dream about one to make all my icing in!!

smbegg Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 1:47am
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I usually multiply my recipes. The only thing that holds me back is mixer size and strength. It shouldn't mess with the integrity of the recipes unless you do not mix them properly (which shouldn't be an issue if you are using said "big guns")

Stephanie

bmarlow001 Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 2:01am
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I'm with you.. I am always so scared to multiply my recipes! Good luck!

CookieMeister Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 12:56pm
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Originally Posted by smbegg

I usually multiply my recipes. The only thing that holds me back is mixer size and strength.




Ditto Stephanie.

MerrySunshine Posted 29 Jul 2010 , 9:06pm
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Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone!!!

It is the mixer that is used to make pizza dough, breadcrumb mixes, with the attachment it grates cheese, too. Italian restaurant, in case you didn't figure.

Well, I am going to slightly simmer down on panicking about 350 cookies now.

Thanks everyone!

MerrySunshine Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:18am
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Well, I am going to slightly simmer down on panicking about 350 cookies now.




Panicking again.

Ugh.

What was I thinking.

all4cake Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 3:32am
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I multiply all my recipes without issues. Matter of fact, I don't think I ever not multiply them.

I'm not familiar with lofthouse cookies. Are they drop cookies?

MerrySunshine Posted 17 Sep 2010 , 4:06am
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Originally Posted by all4cake


I'm not familiar with lofthouse cookies. Are they drop cookies?




No, they're cut-out cookies. They rise a little. Kinda like a cake.

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