How to Adjust a Cookie Recipe for High Altitude

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About 1/3 of the United States lives in high altitude areas and may not know to adjust their baking to account for faster evaporation and an increase in the effectiveness of leavening agents. If you are baking cookies at high altitude, plan to adjust your recipe, in order to retain moisture and consistency.

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Baking Great Cookies Is Not Just An Art. It’s Science!

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When it comes to baking cookies, the great debate really comes down to crispy versus chewy and holding shape or spreading into a mess. So the question is, what’s the science behind it? If you master the science, will each batch of cookies come out just the way you like it?

Creating the perfect cookie comes down to making the perfect dough and then cooking it just so. Sounds easy, right? Well, not so fast.

“Food is amazingly complicated and we kind of think this thing is just sitting there and nothing’s happening, but that’s not the case at all,”. “Whether the dough is resting before or after baking, it’s constantly undergoing change.”

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