I need some advice. I started making cookies and now i make cookies for some local coffee shops. I use the cookie recipe from this site and was always fine. I changed my ingrediants though to help with costs. I started buying in bulk and use Costco butter and flour. I don't know if this is the case though. It seems my cookies are breaking easily. I roll them out to 1/4 inch. When i roll my dough in the mixer it sticks to the sides too, I tried adding alittle more flour but seem not to help much, as before it would roll into a ball. What are the names of some good flour, butter, and that won't break your wallet. Also, I like to roll out my dough in between wax paper. Is there anything I could reuse to cut costs. I do reuse the waxpaper until I can't use it anymore but going through alot.
Thanks for listening.
I can't help with your breaking cookies, but it sounds like if the problem started when you switched brands, then the cheaper ingredients may be the culprit. I believe if you want a quality product, use quality ingredients - no skimping. I've learned the hard way to live by the adage, "You get what you pay for." I use only the best ingredients because if the product isn't good, no one will be buying it.
Good luck and happy baking!
How frustrating.. I'm not sure about quality of butter ( I'm sure there is a difference), I use costco sometimes..doesn't seem to affect my cookies.. I know from yrs as a bread baker moisture content of wheat can affect flour..again, I have never had trouble with my cookies.. If you add more flour to get to correct dough consistancey does it change your cookie? I roll cookies on stainless steel table without wax or parchment, just flour.. I guess you can go back to your original brands and see if the cookies go back to normal.
What is a good brand of butter and flour?
I use Costco's flour, sugar, and butter all the time and have never had a problem. Do you sift your dry ingredients? Do you weigh them?
I use Sam's Club butter and flour with no problems. I also went to JoAnn Fabrisc and purchased 1/2 yard of heavy weight clear plastic. It is wonderful for rolling cookies dough, you don't need additional flour. For $1.25 I got a huge piece of plastic (used my 1/2 off coupon for it). Just fold in half and put your dough between and roll away - no stick!
I also use this for rolling my fondant.
Teddy0826: I understand cutting your costs but if the first time like you made them came out good..I would go back to those brands you used for those batches from the beginning. NOt sure why of the cost cuts,,but if it sells and works great..I would go back to that way. Then you may sell a lot and increase your production. I wouldn't change it up. Especially with your business that you wouldn't want to take risks on.
I just made a batch tonight and I noticed the one cookie pan I just bought was making them alot more crispy. And I have airbake pans and the cookies felt alot nicer. Do you think that could be it? What is a kood Cookie Pan? Thanks everyone for your input.