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Chocolate chip cookies 
Oct. 16, 2011 10:54 am 
Updated: Oct. 16, 2011 5:08 pm
Not my best batch of cookies. They were greasey looking and they were very flat. I think this was the result of lack of flour. They taste just fine but don't look too pretty. They will get eatten no matter what they look like. If we don't eat them the girls at work will. They are like garbage disposals.
Oct. 16, 2011 3:23 pm
This article might be of help.
Try your recipe again but this time mix in the dry ingredients by hand and mix just until blended. Do not over-mix! I would put money on it that the cookies will not be greasy or flat all without adding extra flour. Adding extra flour will work but will result in an inferior taste and texture of your cookie. Good luck with your baking.
Oct. 16, 2011 4:21 pm
Marie C. thanks for your tip. I will try that next time. I used sliced almonds as the nuts instead of walnuts. I don't know if this had something to do with it.
Oct. 16, 2011 5:08 pm
The nuts would not make a difference. So many people have the same problem. If you look at the pictures on a recipe you will see vast differences. So much has to do with technique. I have been baking for a very long time and have catered off and on for years. I am not saying over-mixing is the only reason for the problem you had but it is the most common and easiest to fix.
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