snik
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snik asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 6 days ago

We are Canadians, wintering in the warmer states. When we bake cookies down here, they always seem to be cakey, not crispy Suggestions?

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  • 4 days ago

    Yes, go back to Canada, they will taste great.

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  • 5 days ago

    that is often caused by over mixing.

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  • 5 days ago

    What did you find out?  I was going to suggest a difference in your flour or raising agent, but it looks like you found out.  What was the problem?

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  • 5 days ago

    Add flour gradually to stiffen the dough to help adapt to barometric pressure.

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  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    Canadian flour has a higher protein content than American but I would think that would make it less cakey not more? It's probably humidity or altitude. There are conversion charts for baking at different sea levels.

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  • 6 days ago

    What "warmer" state? 

    If you are at a high elevation there are adjustments that you need to make. 

    The only other thing that might possibly make a difference is are you using a different butter? If the butter you usually use has a higher butter fat content that might be a reason for the difference. Or if you have switched to margarine from butter.  Margarine will yield a cakier cookie.,

    A different sugar perhaps? If you usually use dark brown sugar and you are using a light brown. 

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  • 6 days ago

    I don't think climate would make a difference since its going to be roughly the same temperature inside. Possibly elevation could make a difference though. I know with cooking beans elevation makes a difference. I would say you need to cook them longer or double check your recipe or possibly try a different recipe. 

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  • Anonymous
    6 days ago

    You need to adjust for Altitude, (heat & time).

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    • snik
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      6 days agoReport

      never mind...i looked it up, thanks...shouldnt make a difference in my case.  Thanks

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