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Questions tagged [cookies]

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 make cookies crispy?

I'm looking to make very crispy thin, light, airy cookies. Kind of like dog-treats but for humans. What makes some cookies chewy and other "snap"? What makes cookies "heavy"?
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Are these almond cookies likely to be a success if I make them vegan by substituting coconut oil for butter?

I love these cookies from King Arthur Flour for a variety of reasons, including that they're delicious and they only need five ingredients, which I always have in my pantry. I particularly love 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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Difference in cookie texture if we use melted vs softened butter

I would like to know the difference in the final result if we use softened butter or melted butter in an ordinary cookie recipe. A few days ago i baked chocolate chips cookies i waited for the ...
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Replacing quick-cooking oatmeal in a two-ingredient cookie recipe with cooked steel-cut oats - why doesn't it work?

Right now, I have cooked steel-cut oatmeal, water, banana, cinnamon powder, sugar, and dark chocolate in my cookie batter in the following amounts: 2 cups of cooked oatmeal 1 banana half teaspoon of ...
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How do I bake 'Sugar Cookies' but my oven does not go high enough?

I am trying to bake sugar cookies but the recipe I am using says to bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes. My oven only goes to 200. Could someone help me and tell me what to do?
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Why are amaretti mixed as they are?

Most recipes for amaretti call for the sugar to be combined with the ground almonds and then added to beaten egg whites. When making meringue, on the other hand, the sugar is beaten into partially-...
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Separating chocolate-coated cookies stuck together

I purchased some really nice chocolate-covered cookies that were packaged in a metal tin. The cookies must have been stored somewhere warm, because the individual cookies are stuck together. How can ...
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Dry Cookie Dough

I used this recipe to make chocolate chip cookies. I’ve made it many times and it usually is a hit! This time, I decided to use brown butter instead of room temperature. The dough turned out very dry, ...
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Suggestions for a substitute for almond paste in a cookie recipe?

I’m trying to find a substitute for almond paste in a cookie recipe. Does anyone have any suggestion for what I could use? This is a cookie recipe that calls for 8 ounces of almond paste. The recipe ...
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How can I portion out frozen cookie dough?

A friend's kid was doing a fundraiser, and I now have two 3 lb tubs of cookie dough. It's frozen, which is great on one hand because it keeps for so much longer, but...when I want cookies, it's a bit ...
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my cookie dough was in the fridge overnight and now its rock hard can I microwave it?

Can I microwave the hard rock hard cookie dough that was in the fridge overnight?
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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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Why are my cookies spreading too much? More flour?

My chocolate chip cookie recipe spreads too much, even after I refrigerate the dough overnight. I have looked into the different answers on this site, but nothing seems to be working consistently. I'm ...
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Can I add cocoa butter to white chocolate chips to promote a smoother melt?

My daughter sent me a recipe for gingerbread biscotti which has macadamia nuts and then dipped in white chocolate. The recipe says to "melt according to the instructions on the bag". Well, there are ...
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can i use yeast instead of baking powder in a cookie receipe?

I currently have no baking powder in the cupboard and I'm just wondering if i can use yeast in a cookie dough recipe instead of baking powder
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Cracked Cookies

I've been having problems when I bake cookies. I place them in a metal mould and it always ends up having cracks during and after baking them. The cracks does not look nice and the cookies does not ...
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How to make tender oil cookies?

I want to make some "Tortas de Algarrobo" cookies like the ones they make in my grandmother's village. The ones I like are tender but the ones I make are crunchy. How should I modify the ingredients ...
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Butter Cookies that never rise

Why is it every time I bake butter cookies they never seem to rise that well? Even when following recipes from credited sources, they never seem to plump well.
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How to make softer biscuits?

Sorry to ask a rather non-specific question, but I am actually trying to formulate an example. Suppose you have a recipe to make biscuits, but what you get is quite hard, and you would like to have a ...
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Can I use amaretti cookies in a cheesecake crust?

I'm making a cannoli cheesecake from this recipe (http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a43604/cannoli-cheesecake-recipe/). I will be adding 1-2 tsps of cinnamon to the cheesecake batter ...
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How can I save wet cookie dough

I accidentally added 2/3 cup milk instead of 1/3 to a cookie dough. Now dough is too moist. What can I add to absorb the moisture?
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My Russian Teacakes are too crumbly

I am making Russian Teacakes. They have been refrigerated per the recipe for approximately 4 hours. I cannot roll the Teacakes into balls as the dough is too crumbly. Help!
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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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How to salvage a cookie dough that is too sweet?

I just baked the first batch of cookies and I found them to be too sweet to my liking. The remaining dough is sitting in the fridge right now and I was wondering if there is anything I could do to it ...
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Making Tuiles in a frying pan?

My parents' oven is having issues (the bottom element has stopped working.) One idea I had to keep cooking was to make Tuiles on the stove top. It seems to me like it might work. I'm assuming that ...
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Can you thaw frozen cookies in a tin without them getting soggy as a result?

I've read that you should remove frozen cookies from the packaging you froze them in to prevent them from getting soggy, but is there anything wrong with putting them in a tin to thaw out? Would this ...
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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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Technical reasons against chocolate-coated shortbread

It is possible to find chocolate-coated shortbread (as in, the Scottish biscuit made of flour, sugar and butter, coated with chocolate) as a product in the UK, but it's very rare. Chocolate-coated ...
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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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I refrigerated fresh baked chocolate chip cookies over night. Will they recover?

I refrigerated 6 dozen fresh baked chocolate chip cookies over night, then discovered that baked cookies should not be refrigerated. They are at room temp now, but my question is, will they recover?
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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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How to make wafer paper?

I would like to make wafer paper like it is used as basis for some Christmas cookies or as used in church (oblates). This seems to be too basic to be mentioned in usual recipes. Internet search ...
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How do I get rid of smells and tastes leaching into other cookies when stored together for gifts?

how to prevent cookies picking up the smell and taste of other cookies when storing together - Like Mint or Peanu Butter that makes all the other cookies taste like them.
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How should I cut cookie dough when in tube?

I have rolled my cookie dough (eggless recipe) into a tube and put into the fridge overnight (in clingfilm). When I come to cut it the next day, it crumbles half way through the cut. I have tried a ...
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How to prevent a cookie from becoming spongy like a cake?

I was following the recipe here: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/best-chocolate-chip-cookies/ and the cookies came out a little like cake rather than cookies. It's NOT crispy, not crunchy. It's a little ...
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Chocolate covered cookies stuck to cooling rack

I have some glazed chocolate cookies that I accidentally put on a cooling rack to let the chocolate glaze cool off, but now the chocolate glaze is completely stuck to the cooling rack. Any ideas on ...
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Can i put yeast into cookie dough to make them thicker looking? [duplicate]

I want to make cookies thicker looking can i add some yeast into cookies dough to make them thicker.
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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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Cookie Biscuits: What happened?

My wife made some chocolate chip cookies tonight using the same recipe she has for years; it's the one on the back of the Tollhouse Chocolate Chips bag. The only modification she makes to the recipe ...
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How can I make cookies less dry and crumbly?

I have made these cookies once before. I stuck to the recipe and really liked the flavor, but found that they were very dry and crumbly. I would like to make them again with better results. Looking ...
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Cookies end up Rubbery

I've been trying to make cookies the usual way : All Purpose Flour + Eggs + Butter + Powdered Sugar + Chocolate Powder > Mix till Semi-Solid Batter > Put chunks of them in a baking tray and bake at ...
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What can i use instead of molasses?

I have an American recipe for molasses cookies but I live in Germany. I have not been able to find molasses in the grocery stores near me. Are there any good substitutes? Thanks for any help.
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Butter in cookies

I make a lot of cookies at Christmas, and I use good grocery store butter. Would anything change if I upgraded to European butter (which supposedly has more fat and less water) or cultured butter? ...
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How do you know if cookies are undercooked?

How can one tell if cookies are under baked?
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Can i use vegetable oil instead of butter in cookies?

I have a recipe of cookies in which butter is used. Can I use oil as a replacement for butter? Would it affect the taste of the cookies? If I were to use oil as a butter replacement, what quantity ...
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How do I keep cookies from burning on the bottom?

Every time I make cookies they burn on the bottom. Is there a way to prevent this?
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Sugar in custard cookie dough.

I completely forgot to add the sugar in my custard cookie dough. I've already baked them, anything I can do with them?
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Why would a cookie recipe start producing puffier, slightly oily cookies over the past few years?

I have a recipe for some chocolate chip cookies, and it's near and dear to my heart. I watched my mom making these when I was little, and it's older than I am, being from her mom too. They're both ...
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I ran out of flour halfway through my recipe. Can I add more after refrigeration?

I started out making shortbread using a 1, 2, 3 recipe method: one cup icing sugar two cups butter 4 cups flour Halfway through I realised I'm going to make just about 3 cups of flour. I continued, ...