Failed Nfsc!

Baking By sarag30 Updated 4 Nov 2009 , 9:22pm by MichelleM77

sarag30 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:03am
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Hi! I am new to cc tonight I tried to make the NFSC, but failed! I do not know were I went wrong. My cookie dough looks more like sand and is not sticky enough to shape. Any ideas?
Thanks

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CookieMeister Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:36am
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I've had this happen before where it's too dry. I actually hold back about 1/2 cup of the dry ingredients from every recipe.

But for what you have made, try adding more butter to see if it moistens up.

redpanda Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 4:58am
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This is a recipe that definitely requires that you NOT scoop the flour with the measuring cup. Otherwise, you get too much flour, and the dough is way too dry. Adding extra butter and maybe a little water should fix it. I weigh my flour, and have never had a problem with the recipe.

FlourPots Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 5:50am
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redpanda...how much should it weigh?

I've been wanting to try this recipe.

redpanda Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 7:07am
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I use the conversion of 1 cup=4.4 ounces by weight. I've seen as much as 4.5 ounces per cup, too.

FlourPots Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 1:51pm
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OK...thanks.

sarag30 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 2:05pm
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Thanks I'll try adding more butter. I need to start weighing instead of using a cup. I feel like I am never really getting the right amount.

newmansmom2004 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 2:10pm
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I use a sugar cookie recipe similar to this and I never use the entire 6 cups of flour. My recipe says to use just enough flour to make a firm dough so I end up using about five to five and a half cups.

Amifsud Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:09pm
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Try this, when measuring your flour spoon it into your measuring cup, then take a knife to even out the top. I make this recipe exactly as is two or three times a week and have never had a problem. If you were putting the measuring cup into the flour bag to scoop out the flour you are using too much flour. Also it does look a little crumbly when done mixing the flour but then i just pour it out on to a silpat and work it for about 20 to 30 second and wrap it in celophane and chill for a while. it comes out perfect everytime.

KHalstead Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:21pm
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when i make the NFSC which i do all the time! I don't even measure the flour LOL I just take a cup or two and mix in my other dry ingredients to it, add that and then continue adding flour until I have the right consistency.......................probably not a good rule of thumb but it works for me!

(the longer I bake the more I realize my recipes are turning into my grandmother's..."add flour til it looks right, add enough so it looks good, etc." lol

newmansmom2004 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 6:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

when i make the NFSC which i do all the time! I don't even measure the flour LOL I just take a cup or two and mix in my other dry ingredients to it, add that and then continue adding flour until I have the right consistency.......................probably not a good rule of thumb but it works for me!

(the longer I bake the more I realize my recipes are turning into my grandmother's..."add flour til it looks right, add enough so it looks good, etc." lol




This made me laugh - I'm starting to do the same thing! I just made shortbread dough and never even pulled out a measuring spoon!! It's funny how much you can 'eyeball' after you've been doing this a while.

MichelleM77 Posted 4 Nov 2009 , 9:22pm
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Yep, agree to weigh flour if you can.

Add a little bit of liquid to your dry dough and it should fix it (tablespoon at a time; shouldn't take much).

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