Cracked Cookie Dough Help!

Baking By missytreats Updated 9 May 2009 , 9:56pm by sweetcravings

missytreats Posted 9 May 2009 , 10:26am
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Does anybody know why my vanilla sugar cookie dough is hard to roll out, cracks and splits? It looks fine when I make it, I put it in the fridge to chill and when I roll it out it is hard to keep together and cracks so my cookies fall apart. Thank you

4 replies
Evoir Posted 9 May 2009 , 12:37pm
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It sounds like you have chilled the dough too long?

Maybe try rolling out straight after mixing/kneading lightly (between parchment paper) to your desired thickness, then chill on sheets for 10 minutes or so before cutting your shapes. Remember to re-chill the cut shapes before baking.

cookiemookie Posted 9 May 2009 , 2:45pm
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I have to ditto the previous poster.

Sometime the dough really doesn't have to be chilled to roll out.

missytreats Posted 9 May 2009 , 8:34pm
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Thank you for your reply, that could be the problem as I have been making the dough days ahead although last night I had made fresh dough and it was only in the fridge for half an hour, but I will try rolling it out straight away and see what happens. Thanks again.

sweetcravings Posted 9 May 2009 , 9:56pm
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Yup, definitely sounds like the dough is too cold when you've rolled it out.

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