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Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Last post Sep 17, 2013 4:25 AM by davidjackson . 5 replies.


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    Has anyone else made the Hot Chocolate Peppermint cookies from the Oct/Nov12 edition? Pages 35/36?

    The picture makes them look like they spread out, but mine are not spreading out. Any advice? Or is this the way they are supposed to be?

    Thanks,

    Kate

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  • Re: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Kate are they spreading at all?  Have you tried flattening them a little?  I'll check with the Test Kitchen on Monday to see how thin they really get and let you know what they offer.

    Sue

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  • Re: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Hi Sue,

     

    Thanks for your reply! I did attempt to flatten them a little. In general, the diameter is coming out to be about 2 inches on the cookies. They do spread a bit. I thought they would be a bit larger. Any feedback from the Test Kitchen would be great! Thanks so much.

     

    Kate

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  • Re: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Kate this is what they had to say...

    Here are some factors that affect spread:

     

    • Degree to which butter was softened
    • Brand of butter used (with varying water amounts)
    • Unsalted vs. salted butter (this might have contributed to my chocolate chip cookie – I use unsalted at home and photo studio used salted, which I think tends to have more water)
    • How flour was measured
    • Possibly the brand of cocoa powder

     

    We might suggest to her that if she wants the cookie to spread a little more, she might decrease the flour from 2-1/3 cups to 2-1/4 cups.

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  • Re: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    Thank you so much for the helpful hints! Creaming the butter longer really helped. Again, thank you for your time. It is truly appreciated!

     

    Kate

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  • Re: Hot Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

    I have never tried making this recipe previous to and would like to give it a try.

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