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Does anyone else live at over 7,000 feet in altitude? I am unable to make Betty Crocker cookies or brownies due to this. The cookies are like hard hockey pucks and the brownies rise and fall quickly as soon as them come out of the oven. When they cool, they are hard like tar that has melted in the sun and hardened. I followed the high altitude directions but it is only for up to 5,000 feet.

I have no problems with the cake, the altitude directions are the same except for the temp and baking time.

Does anyone have any idea of what I could do to make these mixes work?

Thanks - MO

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I would email or call them and ask.

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I noticed the cookie mix is very sensitive to the temperature of the butter. It must be solid and the batter firm. Refrigerate it if it isn't.

I turn my oven up apx. 10-25 degrees making those cookies. I think it's the altitude that makes me cook my stuff at higher temps, not lower. Ive tested my oven temp and it claims its spot on. I've only cooked gluten-free in this oven ( and its gas) and I've struggled the whole time. It took increasing the temp on most things....otherwise it just bakes forever and never DOES anything.

And I like crunchy chocolate chip cookies...the mix is crunchy to me not fluffy.

I'm at 2700 ft?? We're right on the line of high altitude baking.

I don't think I've tried the brownies. I tried the cake mix and it came out terrible.

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Thanks Prickly. I just bought a box of the cookies. I am going to try your tips. The cake mix makes pretty good banana bread.

Shadow, I don't think that we can use the brownie mix this high in our altitudes but the other mixes will work just fine.

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I made the brownies at sea level and they also came out like the black tar thing. The next time I undercooked them a bit and although they still fell flat as a pancake they sure were good!

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