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i'm spending the day with my boyfriend and not my husband.

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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nah not really just need help/advice.


so trying to make these cookies for miss things party tomorrow, when i go to roll out the dough it gets all flaky, and falls apart WHY.

i made a batch of dough last night, and it got too hard, made a fresh batch earlier, let it set for an hour, and now when i roll it out to use the cookie cutter, the dough gets all flaky and falls apart, i have flour down and etc. 

idk, i'm about to be really mad.

by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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Mom-to-2kids
by Sapphire Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:47 PM

what kind of cookies?

ABCMomma0211
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:49 PM

sugar cookies....

http://www.cakeandallie.com/2011/12/snowflake-sugar-cookies/

Quoting Mom-to-2kids:

what kind of cookies?


Mom-to-2kids
by Sapphire Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM

have you tried adding a bit more butter? 

smorgan865
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM

I think it's the powdered sugar in that recipe. or your butter is melted instead of just softened. Or the dough it too chilled. I like mine to be chilled, then warmed slightly to room temp again.

This is my sugar cookie recipe. I LOVE it.The bake time varies for some people depending on your oven.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkles or toppings (optional)

In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until creamy.

Add the egg and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix again.
(Fun tip: add food coloring during this step to color the dough!)

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.

A little bit at a time, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until smooth.

Pat the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Put the dough ball in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
(optional, in my experience if you have good pans these cookies do not stick.)

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll onto a floured surface until it is about 1/4” thick.

Cut out the dough using cookie cutters.

Remove excess and carefully place on the tray. The cookies do not expand very much so you don’t need to leave very much room in between. Repeat steps 7-9 as needed.

If using sprinkles, put them on now.

Bake 6-8 minutes until just before they turn golden. Adjust time in 30 second intervals if needed.

If they aren’t yet golden, allow to cool on the trays for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. If they have already started to golden, remove from trays immediately and transfer to a cooling rack.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

Tip: Royal Icing works GREAT on these cookies.

mojogirl
by Ouiser Boudreaux on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM

it's your butter... was it melted when you added it?

niki_hubbard
by Platinum Member on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:54 PM

too much flour. Add butter or maybe a smidge of milk.

ABCMomma0211
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM

i just don't want to stand and remakr another batch of dough...i still have cupcakes and icing for both the cookies/cupcakes...

and i should learn how to make it as i want my own bakery.....if it doesn't work, i'll try this....i've been at this since 930 this morning. 

i don't have anymore sticks of butter, so would butter from the tub work? and can i use like spendla??

Quoting smorgan865:

I think it's the powdered sugar in that recipe.

This is my sugar cookie recipe. I LOVE it.The bake time varies for some people depending on your oven.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkles or toppings (optional)

In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar together until creamy.

Add the egg and vanilla extract to the bowl and mix again.
(Fun tip: add food coloring during this step to color the dough!)

In another bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.

A little bit at a time, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until smooth.

Pat the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Put the dough ball in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350º F. Grease cookie sheets with cooking spray.
(optional, in my experience if you have good pans these cookies do not stick.)

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll onto a floured surface until it is about 1/4” thick.

Cut out the dough using cookie cutters.

Remove excess and carefully place on the tray. The cookies do not expand very much so you don’t need to leave very much room in between. Repeat steps 7-9 as needed.

If using sprinkles, put them on now.

Bake 6-8 minutes until just before they turn golden. Adjust time in 30 second intervals if needed.

If they aren’t yet golden, allow to cool on the trays for a few minutes then transfer to a cooling rack. If they have already started to golden, remove from trays immediately and transfer to a cooling rack.

Allow to cool and enjoy!

Tip: Royal Icing works GREAT on these cookies.


ABCMomma0211
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:56 PM

nope, just room temp like it said.

Quoting mojogirl:

it's your butter... was it melted when you added it?


ABCMomma0211
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:57 PM

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter until soft and creamy. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Add in egg, almond extract, vanilla, salt and flour and continue to mix until smooth. Chill dough until firm, at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Roll out dough on a well floured surface until it is 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies with floured cookie cutters and carefully transfer them to the prepared cookie sheets. Bake cookies for 6-9 minutes. Cookies should NOT brown – with the snowflake tips it’s easy to overbake them so be extra cautious. Let cool completely on cooling racks before frosting.

that's what the reciepe says.

Quoting niki_hubbard:

too much flour. Add butter or maybe a smidge of milk.


ABCMomma0211
by on Feb. 14, 2014 at 12:58 PM

it doesn't call for milk.....and i have two sticks of butter already...

i got two snowflakes, but that was it...it was too flaky.....how much flour should i put down on the counter?

Quoting niki_hubbard:

too much flour. Add butter or maybe a smidge of milk.


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