16 December 2010

Why Do the Baking Gods Hate Me?

Why is it that fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies don't stay perfectly round and plump as they cool? These things were absolute beauties when I pulled them out of the oven. The exact same size, in perfect circles and with a gorgeous plumpness to them that made my mouth water.

Then they fell. And, oddly, changed shape.

4 comments:

Sassytimes said...

Hmm...could be a lot of things. Maybe over mixing the batter? Getting too much air in it? Also could be the butter you use. Make sure it's not too warm/soft. Is your baking soda/powder near expiration? Lastly, a quick fix may be to mound the dough on the cookie sheet prior to baking.

I bet they still taste great! I'm drooling...

Sorry, I'm a baker. ;)

Written Permission said...

I am most decidedly NOT a baker, so I have no advice, but I do feel your pain. I can never get my baked goods to look uniform. Also I tend to burn things on purpose because I like how it tastes. :)

Iris Took said...

Maybe it's because we are living in the freaking tundra right now!

Shaun said...

My cookies will fall if my baking soda is old. You should keep it in a ziploc bag in the cabinet, not in the box. They will also fall if I add too much flour at a time. Not sure why that makes them flat as pancakes, but it does!