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The last couple of batches of my chocolate chip cookies went from delicous to foamy tasting although I was using the same recipe and ingredients and sam measuring methods. I'm confused as to why the texture changed so drastically.

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Do you mean 'cakey'? – rfusca Feb 27 '12 at 20:34
"foamy tasting" - do you mean their structure was too light, like a foam, or do you mean their taste reminded you of soap? – rumtscho Feb 27 '12 at 20:39

Your dough warmed up and the fat started to melt. In between batches, keep the dough cold in the fridge.

Over-mixing the dough will also contribute to cake like cookies if a whole batch comes out like that.

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