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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What makes the difference between domed and flat cookies?

I'm baking cookies using recipe from Ruhlman's Ratio, which goes something like this: 100g butter 90g sugar 160g flour 1 tsp baking soda (I use baking powder) 150g chocolate chips I scoop the ...
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Why did my cookies come out like this?

Here is the recipe. http://www.handletheheat.com/2013/10/ultimate-chocolate-chip-cookies.html It looks completely different from the web-site.What could be the cause of this mistake? too much eggs? ...
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Why add in the eggs last when making chocolate chip cookies?

In this video about making chocolate chip cookies, eggs are the last ingredient added. This is different from what I've learned so far; what's good about this method?
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Same recipe but sometimes white chocolate cookies come out strange

I always use the same recipe (weight everything including eggs) but occasionally the white chocolate cookies come out funny. When baking in the oven I can see them making bubbles constantly, they ...
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How can I make cookies without any sugar?

I'd like to try making some sugar-free cookies, which means no refined or "natural" sugar (honey, came syrup, etc.). I'll be trying to use stevia instead. The obvious problem is that sugar is very ...
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Can I leave butter cookies in the fridge?

I've just baked a batch of chocolate butter cookies. They're nice an gooey, a couple of them so gooey that they fell apart, but I'm happy with the consistency for the most part. I'm bringing them into ...
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Why are my cookies falling apart?

I tried making this recipe: http://kirbiecravings.com/2012/01/nutella-cookie-crisps.html However, since I am not in the USA, I had to convert cups to grams. It ended up being about 300g Nutella, 200g ...
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My parchment paper soaked in oil after finish baking cookies

Is this normal? I noticed that sometimes it can get really wet and I can even see the yellow liquid on my paper. However, sometimes it isn't wet at all and I can re-use my paper 2-3 times. What could ...
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My dough is too brown

According to this recipe, I did exactly what the author wrote. I ended up with a dough that was too wet and brown. I have several questions about to this recipe. When the recipe calls for both white ...
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Why do some ingredients in baking recipes need to be at room temperature?

I've been starting to bake more cakes and cookies recently, and many recipes say to have some ingredients that are usually stored cold, like milk or eggs, to be added at room temperature. Why is this? ...
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What is instant pudding mix used for in baking cookies?

In some recipes instant pudding mix/cornstarch are called. What is the main point of adding these two ingredients in your dough. Thank you
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Undercooked cookies

I made chocolate-chip cookies from a store-bought mix. I followed all of the directions and added the ingredients as directed. All I had to add was one egg and a 1/2 cup of softened butter. I put ...
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What is the substitute for pastry blender in cookie making?

I'm going to do this recipe and it says in the recipe that I need to use pastry blender. I have a question that can I use this one instead of pastry blender? Or this one
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What should a good cookie dough look like?

I've been trying to make a good, chewy cookie recipe for the last 4-5 months but nothing good ever shown up. I've tried countless recipes on the internet with no success. One thing that I noticed was ...
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Could I substitute peanut butter in place of butter or crisco for cookies?

In the ever-present attempt to be healthier, I've started using peanut butter in place of crisco to keep the sugars together for my cookie dough snack (sans egg.) How would the same substitute hold ...
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Cookies sticking to plate

After I bake cookies I let them cool on the pan for 3-5 minutes then move them to a plate. However I have noticed the next day the cookies on the bottom stick to the plate, then break into small ...
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Is there any reason to use fake white chocolate chips instead of the good stuff?

I'm making funny cookies for a friend. They're no-bake refrigerator cookies made with (get this) Capt Crunch cereal, peanut butter, nuts and the aforementioned "chocolate". The recipe specifically ...
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Crispy Lembas Bread Recipe

I've been taking a crack at a few variations of the Elven Lembas bread recipe from Lord of the Rings, because I'm a nerd and like to make random things. A common recipe I see linked in various blogs ...
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Squashing cookie balls vs slicing them

I have two cookie recipes that I plan to enter into a competition. Both of them call for dropping balls of cookie dough onto the sheet pan and then squashing them to 1/4". If I want to make the ...
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Convert chocolate chip cookie recipe to chocolate chocolate chip cookie

I have a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe. I'd like to convert this recipe to have a chocolate dough (ie make chocolate chocolate chip cookies). How can I convert it without losing the texture ...
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How does your hand/stand mixer's speed effect the texture of your cookies?

I've read many recipes asking to mix sugar and butter at medium speed for about 5 minutes. Can I use slower speed and mix it a little bit longer? Will it make any different in the end? One more ...
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What could possibly happen if I overmix the butter and sugar in a cookie recipe?

I knew that the point of the creaming method for cookies is to use granulated sugar to create small air pockets in butter. But what happens if I overdo it. I usually use melted butter and there's no ...
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Removing that eggy smell from cakes

I've been baking for not that long now and I usually peruse the web and the hundreds of books I have at home before I attempt a recipe. However there is one thing I am just not able to get down right. ...
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Cookie dough between batches - Refrigerate? Or no?

I'm making a bunch of cookies, but I only have one cookie sheet that I like and I'd just assume do it it one tray at a time anyway, so I'll be baking the cookies in several batches. They're just ...
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Subs for baking mix/ eggs and condensed milk?

I am trying to make my own protein cookies/bars. This way I know what is in them. I have a good idea on what I can replace oil and eggs with. What I am still unsure of is what to replace the biscuit ...
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How am I supposed to heat a pie-iron-style pizzelle iron?

I found an old pizzelle iron in one of my cabinets. It looks like this: Most of the pizzelle recipes I found — for example this one — are for a "George Foreman"-style pizzelle iron, and are self ...
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How long can I refrigerate cookie dough?

I made the made the mistake of making my neighbors these cookies peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies. Every time I see either neighbor they thank me again for the wonderful cookies, "Oh they ...
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Calculating Nutrition Information for Commercial Food Labeling

I'm working on starting a small home-based bakery that will ship food products sold on a website directly to consumers. (Specifically, cookies.) As part of this work, I am designing packaging and am ...
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My sugar cookies taste dry/stale

I baked 200 sugar cookies and as I was frosting them the frosting was running together so I put them in a room we don't use to dry, now the cookies taste dry/stale. I have put an apple in with them, ...
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Forgot sugar in sugar cookies

I believe that I forgot to add the sugar in my sugar cookie dough, but I'm not completely sure. If I did forget, how will the cookies turn out once baked? Will they be edible?
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How to dry royal icing fast?

I'm going to lead a workshop for kids about decorating gingerbread cookies with royal icing. It will take place at a cafe, so I need the icing to be as dry as possible as fast as possible, otherwise ...
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What quick Thanksgiving treats can I make? [closed]

I don't have much cooking experience, and I want to contribute to our Thanksgiving dinner. I've just popped some popcorn but don't know what to do now. Anyways, I need some simple 5-30 minute snacks ...
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Melted chocolate inside the cookies

What kind of chocolates are used to make the lava-cookies? How can i keep it in liquid state inside the cookies? Thank you. ps. Sorry, my English is as bad as my baking skill.
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How to ship holiday cookies?

I like to give my friends boxes of cookies for Christmas. How can I ship boxes to those living across the country or in neighboring countries without them getting damaged or going stale in transit? ...
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How to add banana flavor to my cookies?

I want to add the smell and flavor of banana in my cookies. I'm not sure whether I should substitute APP-flour or butter with banana. Thank you.
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Why would a baking recipe call for both cake and bread flour?

I recently encountered a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that mixes both cake and bread flour. Why would a baker want to do this? Cake flour, after all, is typically used for its low gluten content, ...
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How to make crackle top chocolate chip cookies?

Is it sugar, leavening agents or amount of flour used that will promote the crack on top of cookies?
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Why do the bottoms of my cookies look like cakes?

What could possibly have gone wrong? I used only 1 egg yolk with no baking soda and Melted butter: And this is what I got after beating sugar+melted butter+yolk: After adding dry ...
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Over mixing, when do I have to be aware of it? (Baking cookies)

I'm struggle with making my cookies spread out so I can have thin and chewy cookies. I've tried almost every possible solution but one thing that I can't get my head around is when mixing ingredient ...
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How do I make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that are thick?

I'm looking for a way to make "heavy" oatmeal choco chip cookies. When baked, the cookie keeps the shape of the scoop instead of spreading out. Does using eggs or baking soda make cookies spread out? ...
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Does egg make the cookies rise(puffy)?

I want to make Chocolate chip cookies which is chewy and thin (spread out). I follow the recipe here http://bakerbettie.com/the-science-of-the-chocolate-chip-cookie/ however i reduced everything in ...
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Crumbly cookie dough [closed]

My cookie dough is falling apart. What should i do? I have tried everything! Including more flour, more milk, more everything but its exactly the same!
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How to make biscuits having flaky texture even after using water in the dough?

Many people say that cookie dough having water or milk in it makes the end result quite rock hard, and many people told me to bind the dough entirely out of fat to make it flaky. But how do the big ...
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How to substitute butter with combination of butter and shortening in cookie/biscuit making?

Sometimes when I bake cookies, they either come out too soft or they become rock hard. I have read somewhere that baking cookies with butter makes is spreadable in the oven and gives it crispy ...
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My cookies are turning out like cakes

This is the basic recipe I used (taken from http://www.yuppiechef.com/spatula/the-science-behind-chocolate-chip-cookies/): 8 oz (about 225g) unsalted butter 10 oz (about 1.5 cups) sugar 12 oz ...
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Gritty texture in cookies

I made this recipe last weekend and while it came out very tasty, there was the occasional gritty texture/crunch similar to sand at the beach getting in your mouth. This was more of an issue since the ...
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Can pressed cookies be made without creaming butter and sugar?

Is it possible to make a cookie dough for pressing without having to cream butter and sugar (my pet hate)?
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How do I make “thick cooked rhubarb”

I'm looking at a 1960's Betty Crocker cookie recipe that calls for "1 cup thick cooked rhubarb". What sort of preparation does this imply? Baking? Stewing? Should I add sugar? For reference, here's a ...
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Pecan Sandies-Baking powder in the recipe vs. recipe without a leavening agent?

When my children were young, we baked cookies every weekend. One of their favorites was 'Pecan Sandies' without the pecans. The ingredients were: 1)butter, 2)sugar, 3)flour, 4)vanilla extract, and ...
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I use 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter in baking chocolate chips cookies but they always fall flat

Unless I put pecans in my chocolate chip cookies they always fall flat when I take them out of the oven. What do I need to do for them to stand up.