I recently moved to Beaufort South Carolina and have been trying to bake cookies. Despite following every detail of the recipe(s), my cookies turn out completely flat! I have a beautiful Viking oven (also new to me) which seems to run a little hot so I've been adjusting the temperature. Any suggestions?
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And also check your baking power...not just for exp date, but a test bit in a glass of water.
And if you weight flour...be sure to use a chart that brands of flour.
Sometimes the gram weight can vary a lot from brand to brand.
Assuming you do this, you continue to have problems, and you have successfully executed these recipes when you lived elsewhere, my next guess would be that there is something about the local water that is making baking difficult. You may want to talk to your neighbors and experiment with bottled water to see if that makes a difference.