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I've made Toll House cookies many times. The last two times I made them they look good when they come out of the oven but as they cool the collapse and get very thin. The chips poke out through the to
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Flat, thin Toll House cookies - Help!

posted at 11/19/2012 9:16 PM EST
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I've made Toll House cookies many times. The last two times I made them they look good when they come out of the oven but as they cool the collapse and get very thin. The chips poke out through the top because they chips are taller than the cookie. I tried turning the oven down to 350 degrees, I reduced the baking time. I tried using both a cookie scoop and dropping by teaspoons and still the cookies are flat. So flat that they fall apart when you pick them up. What am I doing wrong?

Re: Flat, thin Toll House cookies - Help!

posted at 11/19/2012 9:33 PM EST
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You could try adding a tablespoon at a time of all purpose flour. Maybe you live in an especially humid climate or perhaps there is too much moisture in your dough?

Re: Flat, thin Toll House cookies - Help!

posted at 11/19/2012 10:29 PM EST
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In Response to Flat, thin Toll House cookies - Help!:
I've made Toll House cookies many times. The last two times I made them they look good when they come out of the oven but as they cool the collapse and get very thin. The chips poke out through the top because they chips are taller than the cookie. I tried turning the oven down to 350 degrees, I reduced the baking time. I tried using both a cookie scoop and dropping by teaspoons and still the cookies are flat. So flat that they fall apart when you pick them up. What am I doing wrong?
Posted by Cathy M
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From a retired Home Ec teacher - don't change the recipe.Be sure you cream the butter & sugars till light & fluffy (I use a stand mixer) & chill dough at least 2 hrs, preferably overnight. Use a scoop & make sure cookie sheets are cold as well.
Bake one sheet at t time - on center oven rack, 9 - 11 min., cool 2 min or just until set on sheet, then finish cooling on a rack.  If they get too cold & won't come off, return sheet to oven for a minute or two.Good luck! P.S. check out Alton Brown on food network for variations for chewy or crisp variations & the science behind them)

Re: Flat, thin Toll House cookies - Help!

posted at 11/19/2012 11:06 PM EST
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I don't know how this happened but the posting above from Carol P has
the same name as mine. This is not my posting. This must be another
strange thing from VBB. Just got back from AZ last Mon. and have been
sick all week with a cold and just get on here tonight and find this posting.

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