The Effect on Cookie Diameter of Altering the Flour to Butter Ratio
Altering the ratio of flour to butter content in a cookie recipe can affect how far the
dough spreads out while baking. A cookie recipe was baked in 9 variations to see if a
change in the butter quantity would have a greater effect on diameter than a
proportional change in flour quantity. The results instead showed that a change in
flour content would have a greater effect, although the variance in the methods might
justify improved experimentation before rejecting the hypothesis.