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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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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What causing royal icing to get stringy?

When I try to make small dots on my cookie decorations, sometimes the royal or syrup icing gets stringy so it leaves a trail instead of coming off the dot clean.
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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 ...
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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 Idough. 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 ...
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Macarons…Why not color the syrup?

Much to the amusement of @ElendilTheTall, I'm working on French macarons. I'm using the method that makes an Italian meringue, so I pour hot sugar syrup into the partially whipped egg whites. The ...
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Forgot to put brown and white sugar in cookie dough

I made cookie dough. I already put white chocolate chips and so on. I forgot to put in brown and white sugar... How can I fix this?
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How to Bake Cookies Without a Convection Oven?

I'm used to bake cookies in a convection oven and they bake well. However, now I have a normal oven (without convection) and I am unable to cook them well: The bottom of the cookies is burnt and the ...
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Cake flour or all-purpose for shortbread?

The recipe calls for either, and I have both. What difference am I likely to see in the final product using one or the other? Would there be an advantage to going halvsies?
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How can i achieve the same texture as Soft baked Pepperidge Farm cookies?

I have tried their Soft baked Nantucket and Captiva Dark Chocolate Brownie and i really like the texture of it.It's sticky (or chewy),you can almost fold it and it'll bend rather than break.I don't ...
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Can I flavor powdered sugar with vanilla beans or citrus zest?

I'm asking specifically for macarons (the fussiest cookie in the known universe), so I wouldn't be interested in trying if it would negatively affect the way the sugar behaves in a macaron recipe, ...
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Can you help me identify these cookies?

Can you help me identify all the cookies in this picture? General name is fine, like 2 is Gingerbread. Sorry if it is unclear from the picture, but this is all the info I have.
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What can I use to replace beet sugar syrup for cookies?

I'm making cookies that call for beet sugar syrup but I don't think it's available in my country. What can I use in substitute for it?
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Cooking peanut butter cookies, is there any adjustment using crunchy vs. creamy?

I assume most recipes call for creamy. Should I use more crunchy? Should there be a cooking adjustment for time or temp?
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Why do choc chip cookies change with different temperature butter?

My name is Chris and my daughters name is Maggie (9yr) She’s doing s science fair project and we have a question we need help with. Her science project is baking choc chip cookies 3 different ways to ...
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Can I replicate these Cafe Noir cookies?

I recently bought a pack of McVitie's Cafe Noir expecting shop junk and for once quite liked it. It's very light and crunchy like a rich tea with a thin icing which seems to permeate the upper half ...
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What does a Thai Scented Candle impart?

Amazon Link There is a traditional cookie that is pretty much just a thick sugar cookie that is baked and then put in a covered bowl with the candle overnight. I ran into it because I was looking ...
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Getting correct baking consistency when using stevia as sugar substitute

When replacing sugar fully or partially with stevia powder it seems that baked goods like biscuits do not spread as much and are often dryer. Is there anything that can be done to make the dough with ...
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Substituting margarine for butter in cookies

I want to make cookies but I am allergic to dairy. Is margarine an acceptable substitute for butter in cookie recipes, and if so, how do I substitute it?
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Forgot Brown sugar in cookies

I forgot to add the brown sugar to a cookie mix. I have added all the ingredients including the flour. Can I still add the sugar to the mix?
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I am using agave instead of sugar, do I add more flour to keep things right in cookie dough?

I want to use Agave liquid sweetener instead of dry sugar. How much extra flour would I need to use to offset the extra liquid?
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How can I make these cookies less sweet without ruining the texture?

I've finally found a snickerdoodle recipe that results in cookies with that perfect "bite": a crispy outside -- not crunchy, but an almost-infinitesimal stiffness that resists your teeth just a little ...
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What is the procedure for Pillsbury cookies?

I read the answer about spritzing the dough with a little water but my question is....do you take the dough (I buy Pillsbury in a roll) out of the refrigerator and immediately start your cookies? Or ...
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What should I look for in a cookie jar?

I would like to upgrade from the novelty plastic bin I currently use for cookies. What cookie jar features would prevent the cookies from getting stale for the longest amount of time? What shape of ...
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Can I use parchment paper for all cookies

I would like to know if I can use parchment paper for any kind of cookie?
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Does using egg+yolk in a chocolate chip cookie recipe make a big difference? [duplicate]

Some recipes I've seen use an egg + yolk combination. A lot of them just use one egg. Does it make a big difference, as long as there is enough liquid in the batter? Would big brands use egg + yolk ...