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I have been baking for well over 30 years. About 3 years ago I moved to Northern California about 3000 feet in elevation. Before that I had lived most of my life in Southern California, basically sea-
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those darn chocolate chip cookies...

posted at 10/18/2008 7:02 AM EDT
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I have been baking for well over 30 years. About 3 years ago I moved to Northern California about 3000 feet in elevation. Before that I had lived most of my life in Southern California, basically sea-level. Chocolate chip cookies had been one of my specialties for most of my life. Good ol' Tollhouse Chocolte Chip cookies! After my move north, I could not for the life of me make a nice, fluffy chocolate chip cookie. They all came out flat and thin. Talk about frustrating, I tried not softening the butter, using margarine instead of butter, less vanilla, you nameit I tried it! Still good tasting but flatter than flat chocolate chip cookies. I was getting discouraged to say the least! Then one day while backing some more chocolate chip cookies for my mothers Parkinsons group, my Mom happened to glance at the bag of Nestles Chocolte Chips! She then turned to me and ask very casually if I had ever thought to use the instructions for higher elevation? Well, I hate to admit, this had never occured to me! After the dozens of dozens I had made in this last three years it had never crossed my mind. So I added the small amount of extra flour (the only difference) and viola!! the perfect chocolate chip cookie again.

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