Help! Long time cookie recipe not coming out.
I’ve made literally thousands of these molasses sugar cookies and the last two batches, although they tasted ok, they didn’t flatten out. I go through a lot of flour so I know my flour’s good. I even got a new box of baking soda and that didn’t help either. I cream the butter flavored Crisco with the sugar, add one egg, then the molasses. As I add the dry ingredients I can tell after a couple of spoonfuls that the batter is going to be stiff. What’s weird is the same week the cookies didn’t come out right neither did a German chocolate cake I’ve been making for over 40 years. The cake didn’t rise. I’m at a loss as to why all of a sudden my baked goods are not coming out right. Any suggestions?