Butter Cookie Question

Baking By Lisa93063 Updated 14 Dec 2009 , 10:54pm by Lisa93063

Lisa93063 Posted 13 Dec 2009 , 8:05pm
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I hope this doesn't sound like a stupid question. I have a butter cookie recipe that calls for a beaten egg. I'm having trouble with the dough being too sticky and the cookies being too crispy when baked. I found another recipe which is exactly the same as mine except it does not call for an egg. What exactly does the egg do in the recipe? Is this causing the crispiness? Thanks for any help.

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JanH Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 8:03am
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Role of Ingredients in Cookie Recipes:

(From science of cookies link.)

The science of cookies:



Lisa93063 Posted 14 Dec 2009 , 10:54pm
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Thank you so much for the wealth of information.

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