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I've been making chocolate chip cookies for number of years now, my family considered me the expert.  Then we switched from electric to gas.  Should I lower the oven temp?  Shorten the
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flat chocolate chip cookies?

posted at 12/8/2012 2:08 PM EST
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I've been making chocolate chip cookies for number of years now, my family considered me the expert.  Then we switched from electric to gas.  Should I lower the oven temp?  Shorten the cooking time?  Switch to Crisco intead of butter?  They taste fine just flat.  Thanks, Tracy   

Re: flat chocolate chip cookies?

posted at 12/8/2012 2:49 PM EST
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Do not change the oven temperature.
Just get yourself an oven thermometer to monitor the temperature.  It may be different than the electric in the way the heat cycles on and off and until you are used to that keep an eye on things.
The Crisco or any shortening will melt at a higher temperature than butter will so cookies made with Crisco or shortening will be puffier than a cookie made with butter.
You could try making a cookie with half butter and half crisco.
Also refrigerating the dough will solidify the fat so it will melt slower and allow the cookie to "set" before it melts.
Use 2 or 3 cookie sheets so you are allowing the cookie sheet to cool before you put the cookie dough on it. Or use parchment paper and slip one batch off then slip the next on and put it in the oven right away.

Re: flat chocolate chip cookies?

posted at 12/8/2012 3:42 PM EST
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I use all butter when I bake and because I want a puffy, chewy cookie I add an extra bit of flour -- and like Nikki said - I make absolutely certain that the dough is COLD before I bake and I always-always use a cool baking sheet.  
When I'm baking cookies my refrigerator gets opened and used more than my oven!!

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