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I accidentally added butter into flour/cocoa powder/baking soda without beating first

Think shortbread / pie dough: If you have a food processor, dump the butter & dry ingredients in, pulse until you have a coarse crumble. Add some liquid - either your egg (beaten!) or, even ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

I can't tell you exact differences, but it is known that differences do exist. US flour is frequently bleached. This is illegal in the EU, I don't know how it is in Israel. I don't know what flour ...
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How to replace large eggs for medium in a recipe?

There’s a good chance that the difference of what will be perhaps half a tablespoon just won’t matter in the final product. You don’t say what exactly you are going to make, but if your recipe was so ...
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Can I bake cookies without baking paper?

First of all, if your baking sheet is nonstick you may not need baking paper at all. If it is not, then either directly greasing the baking sheet, or putting tinfoil on it and greasing that works ...
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Chocolate won’t harden up on my cookies

The problem is the “small amount of oil”. If you measured wrong or just eyeballed it, you now have a chocolate spread instead of a solid coating. Storing the cookies in the fridge may or may not be ...
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

There are no similarities between the process of making caramel and making cookies. Pure caramel has one ingredient, sugar. This sugar is cooked on the stove and brought to a high temperature until ...
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Can I bake cookies without baking paper?

In Spain it's very common to "grease and flour coating" to any baking mold or tray! It is quite easy! Get some butter, apply it to the tray evenly, add some flour (regular flour works) and ...
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What size disher makes "1 inch balls of dough?"

Well, a one-inch diameter sphere has a volume of 1.74 teaspoons, or 0.58 tablespoons. It looks like the numbered sizes are in fractions of a quart, so if you could have any size you wanted, that'd be ...
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What other cookies/biscuits were traditionally baked in shell shaped forms like this one?

It’s not a perfect match1, but considering the region and that you apparently have just one or a few, I would assume that this is a slightly unusual mold for “Bärentatzen“ („bear paws“), a classic ...
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What went wrong with my choco-chip cookies?

Adding molasses shouldn't be a problem, it's a common addition when brown sugar isn't available. It sounds like your oven's broken, and not heating up properly. Cookies spreading out too much is a ...
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How can I save wet cookie dough

You could go ahead and add each of the other ingredients (other than the milk) again, doubling the recipe. If you really want to get fussy, you probably should follow the recipe instructions ...
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What's the benefit of chilling my cookie dough before baking?

Anecdotally, the difference is in the spread. When tested, this is confirmed, along with it affecting the browning and the texture. When you start with cold dough, the outer edges of the cookie ...
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If cookies are made with enough sugar, will they just be chewy caramel?

Yes and no. There isn't a point at which they will ever be pure caramel - the flour would alter the texture enough to prevent it from being "pure", not to mention the chocolate would burn before that ...
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Do I have to change the baking time when I convert fahrenheit to Celsius?

No. 350F is exactly the same as 176.66...C Follow the recipe in exactly the same way
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How can I portion out frozen cookie dough?

Thaw in refrigerator until soft enough to portion. Portion total batch, then re-freeze. Ideally, it should have been portioned before initial freeze. At this point, unless you want to bake them all, ...
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How can I portion out frozen cookie dough?

You can dip a knife in hot water between each slice you cut. The hot knife will make it easier to cut the dough, without thawing it. You can also do this with an ice cream scoop, but as dough is more ...
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Dicing Hot Tamales (candy)

Freeze them. After they are frozen, put them in the food processor and you should no longer have the issue of them sticking to the blades. As Dougal mentions below, you can also freeze the blade to ...
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How can I portion out frozen cookie dough?

I have no idea how many cookies a 3# tub of dough would make, but I'm so curious! My best suggestion is to thaw out 1 tub, bake all of the cookies and freeze them after they have cooled. I freeze ...
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Replacing quick-cooking oatmeal in a two-ingredient cookie recipe with cooked steel-cut oats - why doesn't it work?

If you want to use steel-cut oats/oatmeal, you'll probably want to start with a recipe that calls for it. You can substitute old fashioned oats instead of quick-cook oatmeal in most (possibly all) ...
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What is the history of the white chocolate macadamia nut cookie?

The Blue Chip Cookie Company (now known as "Blue Chip Cookies") claims to have invented the cookie in 1983. Circumstantial evidence suggests that the cookie may have also been popularized ...
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Why doesn't my cookie recipe work in the US?

With cookies you need to be aware of ALL the things that can be different. First of all the flour, which can be enriched, bleached etc., and which rarely has a grade that tells you how finely milled ...
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Bakers percentage for cookies

Not in the same sense as in bread, no. First, in bread, there is one main ratio: liquid to flour. You can conveniently express any "additions" such as fat etc. as a percentage of the flour too, but ...
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What differences will happen if you use a rectangular baker to bake cookies instead of a tray?

They should be fine. It's possible that they'll be a bit gooey, or just a touch underdone. The high sides of the pan may shield the cookies from the heat, just a little bit. The glass pans will ...
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Can I bake Nutella?

I have no experience with cookies, but I DID bake Nutella as a filling in bread-dough, and a friend of mine made nutella-cupcakes. In neither case was there any issue, and both versions extend the 10-...
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How can I substitute dutch chocolate cocoa for flour and maintain proper recipe PH in this cookie recipe?

I doubt this is an acidity issue. Most flour is pretty neutral, the reason your cookies seem dry is that they are dryer. Cocoa powder is about 7% moisture, source doc here, whereas flour is about 14% ...
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How can I make a really gingery cookie?

I often find that fresh ginger tends to lose its freshness over time when heated, and this might happen here. So I suggest ginger powder. Similar to garlic powder, this is a very fine powder made ...
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Using dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips in cookies

Of course it won't be the same, it will be different. If the cranberries are sweetened, which dried cranberries often are, then just a straight substitution should work. The cookies will be a bit ...
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Is neccessary to store christmas cookies in the fridge?

Butter biscuits (cookies) and gingerbread both keep well for days at room temperature in an airtight container. Some gingerbread will keep for much longer. For most cookie recipes it's a matter of ...
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Freeze cookies before or after baking them?

If the oven time is not a limiting resource, I would freeze and then bake. There are a number of sources that strongly advocate for aging cookie dough before baking, which affects the absorption of ...
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Butter and Butter Flavored Shortening

Butter and shortening behave differently in the cookie dough, so unless you are planning to do more adjustments, I recommend you stick to the given butter-to-shortening ratio. If a recipe uses both, ...
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