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Cookie Quandry [Oct. 8th, 2005|01:51 pm]
Nchanter
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Ok, So I make chocolate chip peanut butter chip cookies using the Nestle Tollhouse recipe that you find on the back of their chip bags. I've been doing this for years. I often double the recipe to make MORE but always come out with about the amount the recipe says to make. Yes, I'm sure that I actually double it. I guess I make larger cookies than other people do, that's fine, but the size of my cookies really doesn't feel "double" to me. And they aren't extremely large cookies; the cookies I make are still smaller than the Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chunk cookies are. It just never makes sense to me. And I always end up with less cookies than I want. :-(
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[User Picture]From: amythyst
2005-10-08 06:12 pm (UTC)
The packages are always wrong in how many they claim their recipe will make. It's a conspiracy to leave you wanting and buying more. ;)
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[User Picture]From: feng_huang
2005-10-08 06:17 pm (UTC)
Maybe... <pinky finger to mouth> quadruple the recipe.

"Doctor Evil, you can't be serious!"

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[User Picture]From: tober
2005-10-08 09:13 pm (UTC)
You should bear in mind that the mass or volume of a cookie (i.e.- how much dough is in it) is pretty much proportional to the square of the cookie's diameter, so there's significantly more dough in a cookie whose diameter is only a little larger. The recipe calls for making each cookie from a "rounded tablespoon" of dough. If you actually follow that scrupulously (using a measuring tablespoon) the cookies are quite small (Nestle's nutritional information for the official recipe quotes a 1/60th of the recipe cookie as being 111 calories. That's not a big cookie.)
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[User Picture]From: herbie
2005-10-08 09:29 pm (UTC)
What tober said, except it's atually probably worse than the square with home-made cookies (that is, non-flat cookies). The amount of dough actually probably varies more like the cube, since the shape of the cookie is generally proportional in three dimensions until you get really big and the cookies start to flatten out. (Probably in practice it's somewhere between the square and the cube. If you really want to see the difference, make two batches of flat cookies of approximately the same depth - your double-dough cookies will look about 1.5 times as big as the recipe proportion cookies.)
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