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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok, this is for you bakers out there...

My niece wanted some cookies, so I made up a batch. It's supposed to make 4 dozen, but I only got 2 dozen out of it. That's what usually happens when I make cookies, I never get the amount it's suppose to make I guess I make them too big!


I was wondering if any of you who bake ever get the right amount when making cookies?
post #2 of 14
I normally end up making more! I guess I'm stingy!
post #3 of 14
I always end up with less too, but I have a large family with big appetites so I generally make everything larger.
post #4 of 14
I usually end up with less - but thats probaby because I eat the dough...

post #5 of 14
i always make less then i add baking soda to the mix to make really huge cookies.
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by slitty_kittay
I usually end up with less - but thats probaby because I eat the dough...

same here!

especially when I make peanut butter cookies because they don't have any eggs. I LOVE raw cookie dough but the raw eggs usually scare me (not enough to stop me from eating it though)
post #7 of 14
I'd say I usually get the right amount.
post #8 of 14
I don't do that much baking these days, because we end up eating too much sweet stuff if I do. But in the days when I was keeping the cookie jar filled, I usually came pretty close to the stated yield. I think most recipes intend you to take the dough by teaspoonsful, which generally gives a cookie a couple of inches in diameter when baked. You can let kids have "one for each hand" that way, without going overboard. But, heck, if your family likes giant cookies, they're good too!
post #9 of 14
I usually get less and end up with big cookies.
post #10 of 14
I measure a teaspoon or tablespoon exactly- using a round measuring spoon. Usually recipes that call for lots of cookies use the teaspoon, as someone else mentioned. Nothing wrong with big cookies though! Unless of course you have a certain amount you have to make. It's always nice to follow measurments and have enough left over to freeze for later.
post #11 of 14
Were you eating the dough Diane???
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by captiva
Were you eating the dough Diane???

Nope, raw eggs scare me!!!
post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by esrgirl
I measure a teaspoon or tablespoon exactly- using a round measuring spoon. Usually recipes that call for lots of cookies use the teaspoon, as someone else mentioned. Nothing wrong with big cookies though! Unless of course you have a certain amount you have to make. It's always nice to follow measurments and have enough left over to freeze for later.

I even come out with less when I use the measuring teaspoon as well!
post #14 of 14
I usually get the right amount or a few more, and I eat the dough!
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