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post #16 of 19
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I think it is the butter burning. It kinda makes sense when you think about it. When you chill your dough (or put it in the freezer) the pieces of butter clump together again (if the dough is at room temp then the butter remains soft or distributed - does this make sense???)



I don't think so.

The butter is already mixed in. If it's separate enough to brown, you're not mixing your dough well enough.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by cookiesolution

I have had this happen and figured out it was the baking powder. The one baking powder I used had aluminum in it and the other didn't. I dont have my baking powder at home or I could tell you which one causes the brown spots. I use Calumet or Clabber Girl and never happens.

Happy baking to you all!



Interesting... I noticed this for the first time last week... and I ran out of Clabber Girl and had to use another brand.
post #18 of 19
I agree with MaisieBake. I have baked the dough when they have been frozen and also when they have been freshly made and have never had brown spots.

Could there be some type of residue on your baking tray and it is burning and causing brown spots on your cookies?
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post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by BarbaraK

I agree with MaisieBake. I have baked the dough when they have been frozen and also when they have been freshly made and have never had brown spots.

Could there be some type of residue on your baking tray and it is burning and causing brown spots on your cookies?



I use parchment paper or a silpat mat and have had the spots occur with both. I don't really think it's the butter burning since it doesn't happen with other cookie dough that gets refridgerated/frozen. The baking powder could be an interesting lead. I bought generic icon_eek.gif baking powder last time. Hmmmm....wonder if I should ask Sarah Phillips?
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