My oatmeal raisin cookies are flat.

I don’t bake frequently so maybe this is a basic question but my oatmeal cookies are flat, like discs. I was hoping to get the thick, chewy ones, instead I got pancakes.

  • Posted by: daliar82
  • February 25, 2022


AntoniaJames February 26, 2022
Chilling the dough for an hour or two - or longer - immediately before baking also helps keep them from spreading. I find it easiest to drop the dough onto a parchment lined small cookie sheet, and refrigerate that. Put as many on the sheet as you want, as you'll be moving them to a larger sheet to bake, if making more than 6 or 8 of them. When ready to bake, move the blobs of dough to larger baking sheets. You can also put the dough into the fridge before shaping for baking, but I find it easier to work with room temperature dough, thus the shaping before chilling. ;o)
drbabs February 26, 2022
How old is your baking powder? I’d check that first. (Buy more if it’s close to the expiration date.) It could also be the recipe. This one is awesome.
daliar82 February 26, 2022
It’s actually fairly new, I was thinking that maybe the dough got too warm?
drbabs February 26, 2022
Yes, that’s possible. I often make cookie dough, scoop it into balls, and freeze it, then bake off what I need. Maybe that will help.
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