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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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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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How to cook better cookies despite a terrible oven?

I am a college student living in a dorm for the first time. One of the luxuries I used to have at home was the ability to cook store-bought cookie dough cookies in my oven and have them come out tasty ...
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Is it possible to make sugar cookies without butter?

I don't have any butter and don't have the money to buy some right now, but I really badly want to make a batch of cookies for some family friends who recently had a baby. Please help!
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How will this cookie crust consistency change if overworked?

My daughter is making pumpkin pie bars and the cookie crust instructions say the ingredients (listed below) need to be pulsed in the food processor until the mixture resembles coarse sand. She has ... ...
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Reformulating a rolled cookie recipe to reduce distortion of design

I want to make homemade oreo-type cookies using an embossed roller with a recipe I've used and love, but it puffs too much to keep the detail. Brave tart's oreo cookies are the look I'm after, but ...
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Can I bake Nutella?

I'm wanting to use Nutella in my cookies. However, I'm not sure if it's okay to bake Nutella under these conditions: Undiluted – I wouldn't mix the Nutella with any other ingredients Not exposed – ...
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Why is maple syrup less viscous than other liquid sugars?

I really enjoy making this recipe for oatmeal-raisin cookies: http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.co.uk/2007/10/oatmeal-raisin-cookies.html However, I'm based in the UK, where maple syrup is much more ...
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Doubling cookie ingredients

I have doubled a choc chip cookie recipe and literally just x 2 all the ingredients. But find that I have a bit of an after an after taste. My ingredients are 225g margarine, 200g granulated sugar, ...
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Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Like Gravel

I made peanut butter cookie dough twice. I got the recipe from searching online, so I'm fairly sure it's a good recipe (one of the to search results). The first time, I put half a cup of peanut ...
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Would it be in any way possible to bake cookies using a blowtorch?

I was wondering, what if it was possible to bake cookies using blowtorches? It would be the ultimate in convenience. I do realise, though, that the surface would sooner char than bake through with a ...
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Can you use both melted and creamed butter for cookies?

I've been reading up on cookie science, and read that melted butter makes a denser cookie, and creamed room temp butter makes a cakey cookie. I'm looking to make a cookie thats mostly thin and very ...
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My soft cookies are falling apart! [closed]

At my job we bake 3oz chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookies from scratch. I've been baking them to be soft on the inside and crispier on the outer edges but these cookies end up ...
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Would adding more egg help crumbling cookies?

As this is a controversial subject I cannot just ask it to the majority of the women I know that bake. I make cookies for my father who has cancer and was losing weight at an alarming rate until I ...
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Art of making delicate French butter cookies (Madeleines)

I love making Madeleine cookies, but I can't seem to make them without burning them. Well, they're not really burnt as far as cookies go, but they are too golden brown and have a slight crisp that ...
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mixed egg and bicarbonate of soda

I was half way through making a batch of peanut butter cookies when my mixer blew up - not a happy camper. As I had already mixed my eggs and bicarbonate of soda together, I would like to know if I ...
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Can I use Cream of Tartar in a Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe to make them crisp?

I want to know if I can use a cream of tartar in a chocolate chip cookie recipe. I want a crisp cookie. Can I use it with both baking powder & soda? In a peanut butter cookie recipe, it asked ...
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Is there some sort of gun (or a way) to decorate cookies with chocolate chips or nuts?

I've started producing 1000 cookies a day, and I was wondering if anyone knew of a way to decorate cookies faster with chocolate chips or nuts than doing it by hand. Some sort of gun or something ...
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Do I have to change the baking time when I convert fahrenheit to Celsius?

So in this recipe i should bake my cookies to 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.350 degrees fahrenheit is about 176 Celsius degrees and i dont know if I should change the baking time to more or less ...
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I forgot to add brown sugar to my chocolate chip cookies…and didn't realize I forgot the brown sugar until it was done cooking

I remembered everything else, it taste fine but a little bland. Even though i already cooked it, is there anything I can do to make it taste better?
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How could I use liquid flavorings to make a version of a jelly-topped cookie?

I recently tried to make jelly-topped cookies (specific recipe was from home, but here's an example recipe) using an assortment of flavors, including maple syrup, homemade sumac syrup, homemade ...
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Making molasses cookies less soft

I have tried molasses cookies with the following recipe: 3/4 cup molasses 1/4 cup white sugar 3/4 cup yoghurt 2 tbsp oil 2.5 cups flour 1/2 tsp baking soda cinnamon and spices. The cookies are soft ...
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Shortbread with a snap

I would like my shortbread to have more of a "crunch" snap to it; to also allow it to travel and not get damaged. Is it too obvious to say cook for longer, or do I need to add more flour? My recipe ...
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Freeze cookies before or after baking them?

I need to make many batches of cookies for a party next Saturday, and I would like to start baking them now. To make sure they're still tasting fresh six days later, I want to take advantage of my ...
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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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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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What differences will happen if you use a rectangular baker to bake cookies instead of a tray?

Hey so I have these rectangular bakers that I use to make lasagna. Unfortunately I don't bake cookies that often so I don't have a standard cookie tray. I decided to bake some cookies though so I ...
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Dicing Hot Tamales (candy)

I wanted to cut up some Hot Tamales candies for cookies, but had a horrible time cutting them. I couldn't get the candies small enough and they stuck together. I tried cutting with a knife and a ...
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What function that is suitable for baking cookies

My cookies had been bake for almost 13 minutes ...but my cookies didn't flat and it had blacken on top ... so what function that is suitable for baking cookies ... ?? Is upper-lower or upper-...
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Is neccessary to store christmas cookies in the fridge?

If I want to have a Christmas cookies e.g. in a different room than the fridge is, how long I can leave them at room temperature without worry that it will be spoiled? This types of cookies mostly ...
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Lace cookies TOO thin?

I tried to make https://myjerusalemkitchen.com/2011/05/22/dark-chocolate-almond-orange-lace-cookies-florentines/ (I used bee honey not date honey) and they taste GREAT, but they did not come out right....
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I accidentally added butter into flour/cocoa powder/baking soda without beating first

I am making cookies and accidentally added my butter directly into my dry ingredients. Now I have chunks of butter and dough that is basically powder. Is there any way to salvage this even if the ...
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Cookie dough is too dry to shape, can I salvage the existing batch?

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 ...
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In making a cookie dough I forgot to add the salt. Is there a way to still add the salt?

I forgot to add the salt ingredient to a cookie dough that is already mixed. Is there still a way to add the salt?
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Using dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips in cookies

Can I use dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips in my GF cookies? Will it work the same? If so, should I correct the sugar amount in the recipe? Thanks
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In cookie making, Does creaming time change with the amount of butter used?

i cream 40 grams of butter with 50 grams of sugar for 2 min. i get good results. if a cream double these amounts, would the creaming time change? thank you
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What can you tell about the state of margarine in this cookie?

I want the find out about the structure of the margarine used, shown in the photo below. I baked this cookie from a frozen dough I bought. The frozen dough was very hard. I am wondering about these ...
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

If one increases the ratio of sugar to flour in the dough of, say, chocolate chip cookies, at what point (if any) will it no longer make chocolate chip cookies and instead be chocolate chips ...
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Why aren't my chocolate chip cookies coming out the way I'd like them?

I'm making chocolate chip cookies. Am I doing something wrong if my cookies look flat on top, and soft, and brown on the bottom. They're soft on top and are crunchier at the bottom. They taste fully ...
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Unused cookie dough

I arranged my cookie dough on the pan when I noticed I was out of gas. I put the pan in the freezer and ended up without gas yesterday. Its the next day now and the cookie dough is still arranged on ...
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How to toughen cookies

I have a problem with my cookies becoming crumbly as they hang-out in room/warm afternoon temperatures. I bake cookies -- a lot for fundraisers. Normally these cookies are stored in display cases ...
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More dense cookie

I am trying to recreate a cookie my grandmother made. She helped me with the ingredients. I have the taste right, but the texture is wrong. I need a dense, smooth top, crunchy cookie. One that ...
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The chocolate chips in my chocolate chip cookies dont rise to the top

Why does my chocolate chip cookies look "ugly"? The chocolate chips stay insdie the cookies, unlike other chocolate chip cookies, the choco chips go are on top of the cookies and look so good. I just ...
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Can I add lemon zest to a shortbread cookie recipe?

I would like to use a shortbread recipe for making lemon short bread cookies, this recipe only uses sugar and butter and doesn't use any eggs or milk, I was thinking that perhaps I could add lemon ...
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How to make cake like cookies crispy

I have a recipe for fresh fig cookies that is delicious (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/9929/fresh-fig-cookies/). I added a few extra spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and all spice) and changed the ...
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Using I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and salt in a recipe that calls for unsalted butter

There's a cookie recipe I'm going to make that calls for 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and 1/2 teaspoon salt. We use I Can't Believe It's Not Butter as a substitute for butter, however that contains ...
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What compound can make crunchy biscuits?

I want to make Belvita like biscuits. What ingredients do I need to put or not to obtain a crunchy texture (but not a really hard like biscotti). Is "height of the biscuit a important factor ? Here ...
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Can I make Chocolate Chip Cookies last for months by adding preservatives?

I have a small cookie business and I would like to start selling packaged (soft baked) cookies, that last longer than a week, hopefully a few months. However, cookies prepared with fresh ingredients ...
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What is the effect that cooked sieved egg yolks added to pastry dough will have on the final product?

I have heard that this will create a more tender end product.
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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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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 ...