I make this same Christmas cookie every year and this has never happened before. I made the dough on Wednesday, put in fridge, and today was baking them. I let them sit for maybe 20 min at room temperature and the ones I was able to twist, and keep dough together were dry after being baked. The dough was falling apart when I was trying to make long ropes and then twist.
I put the rest of the dough back in the fridge since this morning. There is milk in the recipe. Should I add some milk to the hard dough or add the milk to dough after sitting out at room temp when ready to twist? I'm trying to salvage the rest of my dough.
I'm assuming it needs more liquid but I've never had to do this. Please help and let me know why this happened; why it seems dry and unable to stay together. I wrapped the dough in wax paper and put in a bag, maybe it wasn't sealed the best? Not sure.