Where Am I Going Wrong!

Baking By claire74 Updated 30 Apr 2006 , 10:06pm by claire74

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claire74 Posted 28 Apr 2006 , 7:59pm
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Please bear with me, Im new to cookie baking/decorateing ( as you can see from my post's over the past week!)

I made the No Fail recipe. I made it last week for the first time, useing Vallina (sp) flavoring and the cookie came out alright. But since useing Almound Exract (sp) they have been coming out the oven with a different texture to them. Is this normal or just me?

Also the cookies tend to spred alittle bit, is it normal for it to be abit bigger then the cutter once baked? I did bake some"cup cake " shape cookies and they spred alot.

I have been putting them in the freezer before hand. And put them in the oven when they are quite firm.

Any tips would be great.

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Cookie-Queen Posted 28 Apr 2006 , 8:12pm
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How thick are you rolling them out? Usually the thicker they are the more likely they are to spread. I usually make mine 1/4 thickness or just a little more than that. icon_smile.gif

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JoAnnB Posted 28 Apr 2006 , 8:14pm
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If the cookie is still spreading, even when very cold, it could be the measturements. There should be 2cups, or 1 pound of butter and 6 cups of flour. Double check that you have converted these correctly.

This recipe can easily be cut in half, so if you wanted to try again with a smaller batch it would be easier.

Almond or Vanilla, it should not matter at all.

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antonia74 Posted 28 Apr 2006 , 8:22pm
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Maybe your butter or flour is a bit different in England? Could your butter contain a higher cream content maybe?

Weigh your flour for better accuracy. 6 cups should be about 900 grams.

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claire74 Posted 30 Apr 2006 , 10:06pm
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Thank you ladies for taking the time to give me your advice.
I will bear what you said in mind next time I make/bake the cookies.
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