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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I made a triple batch of plain cookies and realized I had added too much sugar..hard, crisp and very sweet. Can I make a sort of cake ball with it?

I made a triple batch of plain cookies and realized I had added too much sugar...thin, hard and very sweet. Can I make a sort of cake ball with the crumbs?
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How can I make oatmeal cookies softer/more chewy?

I am using the vanishing oatmeal cookie recipe on the container of Quaker oatmeal. I do not like the way the cookies turn out. I am looking for a more chewy or softer cookie. It calls for two eggs - ...
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Can I bake cookies without baking paper?

I just returned from the store with all the ingredients for baking cookies, and now I notice that I am out of baking paper. Is there some common household item I can use instead (Regular paper? ...
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Cookie dough between batches - Refrigerate? Or no?

I'm making a bunch of cookies, but I only have one cookie sheet that I like and I'd just as soon do it one tray at a time anyway, so I'll be baking the cookies in several batches. They're just regular ...
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Broiler coming on during baking

When I am baking the broiler will come on and burn the top of my cookies or bread. I am baking on the bottom and 3 rd from the bottom rack what can I do to fix this?
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How to make Tortas de Algarrobo?

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 ...
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Easy holiday sugar cookies: I can't make these work!

I'm trying to make the "Easy holiday sugar cookies" from America's Test Kitchen website: 1 egg 3/4 teaspoon salt 354g all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda ...
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My grandmother's recipe for cookies from the 50s or 60s calls for a 5 cent cake of yeast. How many ounces is a 5 cent yeast cake?

I have my grandmother's recipe for cookies, from the 50s or 60s, it calls for a 5 cent cake of yeast. How many ounces is a 5 cent yeast cake?
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What is the difference between powdered sugar and regular sugar when it comes to baking cookies?

I recently tried a cookie recipe purely to see what the end product would be. Compared to the cookie recipes I was used to, it was really odd. There were no eggs at all, and instead of regular sugar, ...
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In a hybrid GE Profile microwave and oven, how can I adjust temp or cook time so top doesn't burn before inside baked? Cookies looked burnt on top

When I use my microwave as an oven, which is in the RV,the cookies burn on top before the middle is fully cooked through. I'm thinking because it's height isn't the same as conventional oven...Is ...
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What is the proper oven rack height position for baking cakes and cookies?

My oven has five rack positions. When baking a cake mix, at what height should the oven rack be placed at? If it helps, I usually bake using two 9" round pans. The box of cake mix typically doesn't ...
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Anise Cookies: Why 12-hour rest before baking?

I have a recipe for an anise cookie that I've made several times. The ingredients are: flour, baking powder, salt, anise, eggs, vanilla. No butter or oil. The dough is rather sticky. The unusual thing ...
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Should I use ground fennel in Christmas cookies?

Hi I’m about to embark on cooking traditional Swiss German Chrabeli (Christmas biscuits in the shape of a crescent). I’ve read the comments below about the relative qualities of caraway, anise, and ...
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What does egg do for baked grated cheese?

Here's a recipe for baked cheese bites. Is that what would call those? It mixes 200g grated cheese, 2 eggs, 2 tsp baking powder. I note that the surface has some smooth blisters in among the grate ...
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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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Cheese cookie doughs and proportions

Cheese cookie recipes I looked at use varying ingredients and ratios. Having never baked before, I'd like to know what those do to the result and what the gamut of workable variation in proportions is....
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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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What is the history of the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie?

By now in 2019, white chocolate macadamia nut seems a very typical cookie flavor (in the United States), available from lots of different shops and in lots of different brands. I'm pretty sure I ...
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What is the best substitute for eggs when baking cookies?

I do a lot of vegan baking and I was wondering what the best substitute is for eggs in cookies? Lately I have been using aquafaba and extra baking soda, but maybe using that is just as effective as ...
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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 should i supposed to bake cookies in gas oven?

How should i supposed to bake cookies in gas oven? Like my gas oven burner burns from one side at a time either from bottom or top. Should i bake cookies from bottom and top equally or how should i ...
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How to fix pancakey cookies after substituting yogurt for eggs?

I made a cardamom cookie batter using this recipe but using cardamom instead of lemon. I had no eggs, so I tried substituting Greek yogurt (non-fat, since that’s what I had). First batch I made have ...
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Alimunium foil or plastic wrap to send baked cookies via mail

I want to send some regular chocolate chip cookies via mail. It would take approx 3 days (2 min, 4 max I'd say) since sent, to get there. Temperatures can get hot now but it's not urgent so I can wait ...
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How can chia seeds be added to cookie dough without affecting the spread?

I’d like to add chia seeds to oatmeal cookies, but I know they can act as a binding agent, which I don’t want. I’ve heard you should soak them first, but that adds liquid, which would also affect the ...
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Are there baked goods with highly spongey texture, to the point where they can recover their shape after folding in half?

Does a type of baked good exist so full or air bubbles and spongey that if you folded a slice of the baked good in half, it returns to its original shape? If so what was it?
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Hard cookies with air inside - help with identification

I just, out of nowhere, remembered cookies I used to regularly make and I need help identifying what they were. I hope this is an actual memory and I'm not imagining things. The cookies in question ...
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What can you use in cookie dough as a binding agent other than eggs or sugar? [duplicate]

Most recipes for cookies (oatmeal or chocolate chip) contain eggs or somthing sweet. By "somthing sweet" I mean corn syrup, maple syrup, honey, agave necter, and/or sugar. Suppose you had to ...
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Why did my oatmeal and raisin cookies end up tasting soapy?

I've made oatmeal cookies twice, and both times they have ended up tasting "soapy" and a touch bitter - the first time really strongly, the second less so, but still badly enough that I have ...
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What went wrong with my choco-chip cookies?

The first time I made this recipe written recipe here a few months ago, it worked perfectly. But I've tried making it again two times after that, and it's failed both times. The first time, the cookie ...
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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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How to get rid of the taste of flour in homemade bakery?

I usually get random cookie and cake recipes from the internet and try them. They are good but all of them have floury taste to me. Possible culprits are the flour I use and how I mix and bake dough. ...
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How can I best bake cookies from cold dough?

I like to make chocolate chip cookies, and the first batch always turns out great. However I don't use all the dough at once, so I refrigerate the leftovers. When I use this cold dough to make another ...
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How can I make my Oreos crispy again?

Someone1 didn't re-close the Oreo bag properly, and now the remaining cookies are kinda... not-quite-crispy. They're not soft, but they have this chewy side to their crunch. If these were ordinary ...
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Should substituting about half of the sugar with erythritol make cookies lose all crispness?

There are some chocolate chip cookies I've made a couple of times made of (clarified) butter, sugar, oatmeal plus (white or whole wheat) flour, (a small amount of) egg, chocolate chips, vanilla, salt ...
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What's the origin of the name of the "Chinese Cookie" found in Jewish deli's in the US?

At a classic Los Angeles Deli for lunch yesterday, I snagged my usual take-out guilty pleasure for later: a fresh-baked Chinese Cookie. This is a four or five inch diameter short-bread cookie with a ...
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Forgot to add sugar to cookies

When making chocolate chip cookies, I forgot to add white sugar while I was creaming the butter and brown sugar. I creamed the butter and brown sugar, had just cracked the egg into the mixture when I ...
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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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What makes the difference between domed and flat cookies?

I'm baking cookies using recipe from Ruhlman's Ratio, which goes something like this: 100g butter 90g sugar 160g flour 1 tsp baking soda (I use baking powder) 150g chocolate chips I scoop the dough ...
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Is there an equivalent to brownies in other cuisines?

In "American" cuisine, there is a baked good called a brownie, which is peculiar because it exists at a kind of intersection of cookies (biscuits), cake, and fudge. Brownies often have a ...
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Fix for over spiced molasses cookies?

I usually add more spices to my molasses cookies but this time, I added just a smidge too much. They are "good" but not "great" as I would like them to be for Thanksgiving. I made ...
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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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What ingredient should I add to my cookies to increase shelf life?

What ingredient should I add to my cookies to increase shelf life. I need my cookies, 6 months later to still be fresh (expiry date in 6 months).
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Cookies are coming out like dry pancakes. What can I do?

I am trying to make healthier version of cookies. I was following a youtube recipe that was basically the following: 92g Egg Whites 30 Keto Wheat flour 30g Coconut Flour 6g Baking Soda 62g Whey ...
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Why are my marshmallows getting crunchy after baking?

I am making a recipe for red velvet cookies with marshmallows on top. I use homemade marshmallows on top that are always very soft when cutting and very sticky, however I have noticed when I put them ...
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What can I substitute for eggs in cookie recipes?

I'd like to make some biscuits (cookies), but I have no eggs, and I don't want to leave the apartment. Can I use something else instead of the eggs? I'd like answers that will work for most cookie/...
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Simple Vegan cookies recipe

I am trying to make a recipe with the following ingredients. 2 cups blanched almond flour (240 grams) 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (4 grams) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (2 grams) 1/4 cup melted coconut oil (54 ...
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Proper proportion of cream of tartar to baking soda for snickerdoodles

When I make snickerdoodles, they taste too "tangy" to me which I believe is due to the acidity of the tartaric acid. The recipe I have calls for a 2:1 ratio of cream of tartar to baking soda ...
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What determines the shape-holding ability of cookies?

What things can you vary to make cookies hold their shape better during cooking, and not spread out like a pancake? From my experimenting, the initial temperature of the dough before cooking seems to ...
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How long can I refrigerate cookie dough?

I made the mistake of making my neighbors these cookies peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies. Every time I see either neighbor they thank me again for the wonderful cookies, "Oh they were ...
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What size disher makes "1 inch balls of dough?"

I am making cookies in bulk. The problem is, every version of the recipe I am making uses the measurement "one inch balls". Given the number of cookies I am making, I'm not really looking to eyeball ...

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