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HELP! 1st time cookie baker -- the Spritz cookies look like pancakes!

FrankT | Dec 24, 2004 08:29 AM

At my age I can do without a Christmas tree and without outside decorations, but I do miss the smell (and eating) of home-made cookies during the holidays. Soooo, I thought I would be adventuresome and try my hand at some Spritz cookies.Bought a cookie press (the kind suggested by Cook's Illustrated), compared three different recipes (found they were basically identical) and ventured forth.Well, the cookies didn't taste too bad (sugar & butter!), but they all flattened out like pancakes while baking. I even tried a few different discs (shapes) but each batch resulted in the same flat, pancake look. What did I do wrong? It must be something in the baking technique as all the recipes were simple and straight forward. And yes, I cooled the baking sheets in between batches.If I receive (hopefully) some helpful advice from you bakers out there I will try another batch over the week-end.

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