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Burned cookies
How comes that when the recipe says 15 minutes at 200 degrees my cookies are burned to crisp approaching charcoal within 10 minutes?

The second batch didn't come out much better, even though I checked every two minutes. The edges are singed and the cookies too crunchy for shortcrust cookies...This never happened when baking cookies at home with my mom and sister. Or perhaps I have been spoiled for cookies other than the ones they make. :-(

I've given up now. What's left of the dough will probably wander into my stomach unbaked.

On a happier note, the washing machine works and I put the first load in earlier today.

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed

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snycock From: snycock Date: December 21st, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe they mean Celsius rather than Fahrenheit? Or vice-versa? (I'm really terrible at conversions). If it's Fahrenheit, I'd check your oven temperature, because nothing should burn like that after only 15 minutes at 200 degrees. You can get an oven thermometer and use it to check that your oven is calibrated correctly...

Sorry the cookies didn't work out!
dreaming_k From: dreaming_k Date: December 22nd, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I checked and I really does say 200 Celsius, which is what I assumed since it's a German recipe and I'm in Germany. But thanks for the tip with the oven thermometer. I'll see if I can get or borrow one after Christmas.

It seems to me that for the last six weeks or so every time I called my sister told me how she was just baking cookies. Made me want to try, but this just shows I'm no use in the kitchen and better off eating other people's cookies. :)
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