Questions about preparing, baking and troubleshooting any cookies (also known as biscuits). Cookies are flat baked sweets which are usually small enough to be hand-held.

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Using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and salt in a recipe that calls for unsalted butter

There's a cookie recipe I'm going to make that calls for 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and 1/2 teaspoon salt. We use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter as a substitute for butter, however that contains ...
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What compound can make crunchy biscuits?

I want to make Belvita like biscuits. What ingredients do I need to put or not to obtain a crunchy texture (but not a really hard like biscotti). Is "height of the biscuit a important factor ? Here ...
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Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies last for months by adding preservatives?

I have a small cookie business and I would like to start selling packaged (soft baked) cookies, that last longer than a week, hopefully a few months. However, cookies prepared with fresh ingredients ...
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What is the effect that cooked sieved egg yolks added to pastry dough will have on the final product?

I have heard that this will create a more tender end product.
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Problem with “No Bake Cookies”

We have made the standard type of these for years, using a recipe similar to this one 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies. A problem we have sometimes is that the sugar will not set (I think). The cookie should ...
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Can I use raw sugar to make cookies instead of granulated?

I am currently outside of the United States and I haven't been able to find granulated sugar, all I've been able to find is what seems to be raw sugar and powdered sugar. Would either of these work to ...
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Can I bake oatmeal drop cookies in a bar form?

I am making oatmeal cookies for a family get together and was wondering, can I make them as a bar cookie like as in chocolate chip, rather than a drop cookie.
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Should shortbread cookies be lightly browned?

I'm trying to make shortbread cookies the proper way. Should they be cooked through, but without any browning? Or, should they be lightly browned?
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Cookies are soft in the middle, even though the edges are browned

So I followed the recipe posted here to get some pretty standard chocolate chip cookies: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/ultimate-chocolate-chip-cookies/77c14e03-d8b0-4844-846d-f19304f61c57 But ...
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Chocolate chip cookies: too much butter

I made a chocolate chip and snicker cookie batter. But I added double the butter not realizing what I had done I chilled the dough until the next day. The next day when I took the dough out of fridge ...
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Butter melted then soften

If butter is melted then refrigerated to soften consistency will it have the proper results if recipe calls for soften butter?
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How to form cookie dough into rolls?

I see Pillsbury pre-made dough rolled in tubes. This makes it easier to open it at one end and chop off slices as needed. In my case, I force freshly made cookie dough into containers and just slice ...
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Bakers percentage for cookies

I am aware of the bakers percentage used in bread, and I have used it successfully. I am baking cookies at home as a hobby. I have collected few recipes from blogs, and they work great. As I am now ...
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What can I bake for my nut allergic friend?

I have a friend who has tree-nut allergy so he isn't able to eat any kinds of nuts, because of this every single time I bake something for my class he can't eat it because of his allergy. When I ...
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Flat cookies when baking with milled grains

I've made whole wheat chocolate chip cookies from Good to the Grain many times with King Author's whole wheat flour and they come out great. http://food52.com/blog/9497-kim-boyce-s-whole-wheat-...
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Flourless cookies form “skin” that seals in moisture

I've developed a sort of recipe for flourless low-cal cookies which, so far, actually works pretty well, resulting in a soft scone-type confection, but I'm having one problem with it: upon baking, the ...
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Why do my snickerdoodles always come out flat?

I've made a lot of variations of snickerdoodle recipes and I always seem to get the same results. I can make a thick chocolate chip cookie but snickerdoodles vex me. No matter what recipe I try, they ...
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Added more flour than what the recipe calls for to make butter cookies

In the process of baking some butter cookies using the following recipe, I mistakenly added 1/2 cup flour more than what the recipe calls for, and it is now mixed with other ingredients (in a food ...
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How to figure out where is the best place to store homemade cookies: in the fridge or on the counter, in an airtight container or elsewhere

The other day I baked some Nutella cookies (the famous four ingredient recipe which calls for egg, Nutella, vanilla and flour), they tasted awesome but the next day they became hard and chewy. A ...
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Eating cookie dough

How can I eat cookie dough safely? I want to make cookie dough ice-cream like the Ben and Jerry's range, however I don't want salmonella. How do Ben and Jerry's sell make theirs, assuming they don't ...
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Spreader cookies

Can anyone offer an explanation why I get runny spreaders among my medium-sized cookie batches. All balls are weighed uniformly before storage in the freezer, before baking. Upon baking, about 1-2 ...
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Is the mixing order important when substituting white sugar + molasses for brown sugar?

I bake cookies at a relatively large scale (16 qt batches) My recipe calls for both white & light brown sugars. In an effort to make production more efficient I would like to substitute the brown ...
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How to avoid using artificial food coloring in cookie and cake decorating

It's been a week since I started some cake and cookie decorating, and normally one needs many colors to come up with a lovely colorful final result whether it is Butter cream, royal icing or fondant. ...
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Reducing sweetness of packaged cookie mix

I have a Betty Crocker cookie mix and I find it too sweet. Is there a way to adapt it and make it less sweet? I'm not an experienced baker so I don't know if simply adding more flour will work.
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Looking for a philipino cookie.

Years ago, and I'm talking years ago when I was an undergrad in college, it was international cuisine day and all these different peoples set up stands with all types of food. And I vividly ...
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How can I bake crunchy chocolate chip cookies?

Since I'm British, I'm used to biscuits that are crisp, dry and crunchy all the way through, with no soft chewy centre. Most chocolate chip cookie recipes are trying to do the exact opposite. How can ...
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Can I salvage cookie dough made with whole eggs instead of yolks?

I was making the dough for cookies and was supposed to add just 2 egg yolks and I added 2 whole eggs. What was supposed to form a ball just made a really thick batter. So, do I have to start over or ...
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Would Vanilla enhance flavor [duplicate]

Would pure vanilla enhance the flavor of a rum cookie, how much would I add? Could vanilla be added to a packaged cookie mix, how much.
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What is a good ratio (range) of nut flour in Mandelkipferl dough?

I want to make Mandelkipferl and similar cookies. For Vanillekipferl, I tend to use a 3:2:1 ratio of flour:butter:sugar, without an egg. Is there a traditional ratio of nut flour in Mandelkipferl? ...
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How should I incorporate separated eggs in a cookie recipe without instructions?

I found a partial (ingredients only) recipe of my Mother's that called for 3 eggs separated for an "Italian Cookies" recipe. I would love to try it but without any instruction\directions how would I ...
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Cookie Dough Made From Pie Crust

Can I use Pillsbury premade pie crust for cookie dough? If so, does it need to be flatten and add a little sugar? Want to make some fruit filled cookies without making cookie dough. Thank you.
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Cookie dough consistency problems

I have used the same rugelach recipe for years with out a problem. This year however, the dough is pulling apart and shredding when being rolled out and up. There are 2 different things this year, I ...
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Cookies rise nicely in the oven, but then collapse

Just as every year, I have been baking spicy Christmas cookies with my Granny. And like always, they have expanded nicely in the oven, but collapsed afterwards. But this year I know to go to Seasoned ...
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Incorporate oreo bits in cookie recipe

What's the best way to incorporate prepacked oreo bits into a tested chocolate chip cookie recipe? Mix with dry ingredients or wet ingredients? Consider weight of oreo bits equivalent to flour, or ...
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What is the shelf life of cookies made with Greek Yogurt?

After baking cookies with greek yogurt, How long would they be good if stored in the freezer or fridge? Will they still be safe to enjoy? Is this the same with greek yogurt cakes/pies?
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Molasses cookies - Do I need to start over?

I am making molasses cookies. I accidentally put a cup of sugar in the dry ingredients, when I was only supposed to have a cup of sugar creamed with shortening. Should I throw out my dry ingredients ...
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Best way to preserve choco-chip cookies: food saver?

Hi cookie perfectionists! What is the best way to preserve chocolate chip cookies for one-week? Here's my short-list: Vacuum-sealed mason jars? Vacuum-sealed bags? (will deform the cookies) Any of ...
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Biscuits (cookies) turning out more cake-like than biscuity

Yesterday, for the first time ever, I tried baking some biscuits. I found a suitable recipe for some malted milk biscuits (I love malt), and followed it almost exactly; I endeavour to make everything ...
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What can I do if I forgot to cream the butter and sugar in my cookie recipe?

I got distracted and forgot to cream the butter and sugar before making sugar cookies. I baked half and they were dry, tasted like flour and smelled like flour (although rolled in sugar and cinnamon)....
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How do packaged cookies stay good for so long?

How come packaged cookies, even those without preservatives, don't go bad after a few days and have such long shelf lives? Is it because of the packaging? Especially cookies that contain ingredients ...
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Re-baking cookies?

I have just made a batch of peanut butter cookies using a recipe based on shortbread. I have left them to cool and they are still slightly doughy in the centre. I'm not sure if the peanut butter ...
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Are my cookies cooked?

I've just recently started baking and I'm finding it quite enjoyable. I am now changing some of the recipes a little bit to suit my tastes better. A problem i am having is that the ingredient swaps ...
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Is eating cookie dough without egg safe?

I enjoy eating raw cookie dough. As long as the dough doesn't have egg in it, is it safe to eat?
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Lemon Thyme Substitute

In the following recipe, lemon thyme is used. Unfortunately, I can't find it in my local grocery store. 1) Can I substitute thyme + lemon zest? If so, how much? 2) The recipe notes rosemary and ...
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Does using powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar make cookie dough drier?

I was baking cookies last week using granulated sugar (white and brown) and they were great. The recipe says to put all 3 sugars into the molten butter and to stir for a while. Yesterday I thought ...
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How to solve under-baked cookie centers?

I've made 3 batches of this recipe for "The Best Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies" but I can't figure out how to keep them soft and have them fully baked. I baked the batches at 350 degrees with the ...
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Can I replace brown sugar with white sugar without using molasses in cookies?

I don't know if I can replace the brown sugar with white sugar because the recipe already calls for white sugar too.
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Tempered Glass For Cookie Sheet

I don't have a good cookie sheet available. Can I use a nice piece of tempered glass as a cookie sheet?
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Is it possible to substitute butter with egg yolks in cookie dough?

I would like to know if it is possible to completely replace butter/margarine with egg yolks in cookie dough? Or in any other kind of butter-based dough while we are at it. And, if it is possible to ...
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Inside of the cookies turn up soft, almost uncooked?

I don't know what temperatures I have to be using to bake cookies but I am following a European cookie recipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LON4tuXR93A The problem is I searched for the same ...