There are many different reasons why your cookies may be spreading too much. The main culprits are incorrect oven temperature, not enough flour, the wrong temperature of butter or the dough is too warm.
An Oven that is too hot or too cool can lead to cookies spreading. Don’t set the oven to a higher temperature in order to try to bake cookies faster. An oven that is too hot can lead the cookies to become flat as the fat spreads too much.
INCORRECT OVEN TEMPERATURE
Butter is a key ingredient in many cookie recipes. However, if not the right temperature, it can cause the cookies to spread. Butter that is too cold or too warm can lead to flat cookies.
BUTTER IS THE WRONG TEMPERATURE
Flour is one of the most important components of cookies. Not enough flour in your dough can lead to flat cookies, as cookies spread because of the fat in them. If there is not enough flour, the butter will spread too much.
NOT ENOUGH FLOUR
NO MORE SPREADING COOKIES It is frustrating when your cookies spread when baking in the oven. It can happen for many different reasons including incorrect oven temperature, not enough flour, the wrong temperature of butter or the dough is too warm. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can follow while baking to prevent this from happening.