The last two batches of cookies I have made have come out like this. First it was chocolate chip cookies and now oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Today I used the recipe from the Betty Crocker cookbook.
2/3 cup granulated sugarPretty basic recipe. I should say I've had pretty good luck baking cookies in the past. They always come out just fine so this is just baffling me.
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1. Heat oven to 375
2. Beat all ingredients except oats, flour and raisins in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in oats, flour and chocolate.
2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
The only thing I can think of is maybe I've over mixed the dough? I used my KitchenAid the last two times also. When you make cookies do you mix them by hand or with a mixer? Does over mixing the butter make them go flat??
I should also say I Hate (with a capital H) my oven! It is a gas oven with a turn dial so I don't really know the real temperature. I turned the oven down for the second batch and they looked at first like they weren't going to fall, but then did right at the end too. Also it cooks really unevenly too. My cookies--before they turn flat--are already super brown near the front of the oven, but barely done at the back.
Any ideas?? I have the dough in the fridge right now so I'm going to try another batch with the chilled dough so we'll see what happens.