I live in Louisiana and when I bake my sugar cookies they turn out soft and moist. I've tried baking them for my grandson in South Florida, and every time the cookies turn out dry and hard. I use the same recipe, same brand butter, flour, even the same vanilla flavoring. I know the weather tends to be more humid in Louisiana, but I'm always in my air conditioned home and kitchen. Same general conditions in Florida. Any ideas or suggestions?
Maybe his oven runs hotter than yours?
Try cooking them for a bit less time when you are in Florida. I agree with pastrybaglady, it sounds like the oven is hotter there.
AI considered the difference in the ovens, but even before the cookies are baked -- the dough is different. It's more crumbly, and drier. I'm sure a food scientist has an explanation. I guess i will just try less flour next time. I've always heard that weather and geography play an important role in baking - but I just assumed Louisiana and Florida weren't that different! Live and learn!