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 create fruity or grassy shortbread cookies?

I saw a recipe for green tea shortbread cookies with white ganache filling and fell in love with it. But here, it is quite hard to get any matcha, the few Amazon marketplace sellers have very high ...
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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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Runny Cookie Dough

Roasted Peanut Cookies It is raining outside and the water drops are pelting my window.Warmed some milk and gathered some pots to bake some cookies Flour (1 1/2 cups) White & Brown Sugar (1/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why does my bread collapse in my bread machine?

I have a bread machine and when I follow the recipes in the included booklet that came with the machine, the bread rises for about an hour, but the collapses back on itself and comes out rock hard and,...
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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 is the criss-cross pattern on top of peanut butter cookies used for?

I've been making peanut butter cookies, but skipping the step of pressing the top of the cookie down with a fork. What does this step do for the cookies?
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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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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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What is it about milk that makes it go well with cookies? [closed]

I don't drink milk myself, but among my friends that do, the one application where they find soymilk a poor substitute is the classic dish "milk and cookies". What is it about cow's milk that makes it ...
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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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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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How to get cracks in my ginger molasses cookies

I used this recipe to make ginger molasses cookies. Though the cookies tasted great, my cookies didn't develop any cracks in them like the ones in the picture. I tried baking them for longer, but that ...
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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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Can you make pie crust from cookie dough?

I recently bought several packs of frozen cookie dough, sugar cookie, and I wanted to know if it's possible to reshape them and make a pie crust? If so what is the technique involved: cooking ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does egg make the cookies rise(puffy)?

I want to make chocolate chip cookies that are chewy and thin (spread out). I followed the recipe here however I reduced everything by half. The result was not impressive at all. It's nothing like ...
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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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Why do so many dessert/biscuit recipes have salt in them?

Whilst I can understand salt in the majority of recipes, I never really understood why it is in so many desserts or biscuits. When I have asked a few friends or family who do a lot of cookery, the ...
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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 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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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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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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How to make cookies without using greaseproof paper or a baking tin?

I don't have greaseproof paper nor a baking tin and I'm baking cookies. What should I do?
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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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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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Are there a better ways to crush biscuits/cookies than a rolling pin?

Can the old trick of putting biscuits (cookies or crackers to Americans) in a plastic bag and hitting them with a rolling pin be improved upon?
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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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Spritz cookies not sticking to pan when pressed from cookie press

We're having a good deal of trouble getting our spritz cookies from our cookie press to separate from the cookie press and stick to the cookie sheet. Is there something we can add to the cookie batter ...
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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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Cookies called monte cows?

A family member recently inherited a recipe for some simple but delicious crumbly cookies from her grandmother. They consist of flour, sugar, and canola oil with cinnamon on top. The grandmother in ...
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Is a little oven less hot than a bigger oven?

Some months ago, I found a recipe for cookies and made them in a big oven; they were delicious and cooked very well (soft cookies) at 180 °C (356 °F) for 7 minutes. I recently tried the recipe again, ...
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What's the best way to stick sprinkles to cookies without icing?

I am making sugar cookies that I want to decorate with sprinkles, but I don't really want to mess about with making royal icing, which is what the recipe calls for. In the past, I've used clear corn ...