Hard Sugar Cookies

Decorating By mamanorm Updated 30 Oct 2014 , 11:49am by mamanorm

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mamanorm Posted 29 Oct 2014 , 9:11pm
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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?

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Pastrybaglady Posted 30 Oct 2014 , 6:21am
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Maybe his oven runs hotter than yours?

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cazza1 Posted 30 Oct 2014 , 7:40am
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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.

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mamanorm Posted 30 Oct 2014 , 11:49am
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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!

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