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Mysterious Recipe Failures
on May 25, 2010
We have several cookbooks by this author and love them. However, this cookie book has let me down. So far I have tried three of the recipes from it and none of them turned out -- every single one was too wet, and the cookies expanded so much that I ended up with one giant cookie about 1 millimeter thick.
The front of the cookbook has a troubleshooting section that suggests adding extra flour if this is happening, but I've never before had a cookbook -- by this author or any other -- where recipe after recipe failed in exactly the same way. As far as I know, my flour is perfectly normal (all-purpose flour) so I'm not sure what's going wrong.
In any case, now that I'll be up later than expected baking cookies from other books for tomorrow's school event, I'm a little disappointed. It'll be a while before I give this one another try.