Can This Cookie Disaster Be Saved?

Baking By imartsy Updated 18 Jan 2011 , 12:23am by writersblock15

imartsy Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 2:55am
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so i made the following cookies, chilled the dough overnight, and it is super crumbly! can't even make a ball out of should work for cutting out cookies.....

can this be saved?? or do i just have to throw it all out? icon_sad.gif

Gingerbread Cookies
(6 ounce) package butterscotch pudding
¾ cup butter
2 ¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
2 ¼ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Cream pudding and pie filling mix with butter and sugar; add egg and blend well.

Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture.Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm.

Roll dough on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.

Place on greased baking sheets; use a straw to make a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging on the tree, if desired.

Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Decorate if desired.

7 replies
CookieCrazy_grozzie11 Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:00am
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hi, I cant speak for that recipe, I only use sugar cookies, and if its too crumbly, I add butter for a successful dough. ( this has happened a few times to me, and using water or eggs etc hasnt worked, but the butter has every time since. Goodluck

imartsy Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:19am
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do you think it will work even though I refrigerated the dough? How much do you think I should add?

MadMillie Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:21am
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Instead of chilling, roll the dough just after mixing (or in your case bring it back to room temp) between two pieces of wax paper, place on cookie sheet between the wax paper, chill, remove top wax paper, cut shapes with cutters on cookie sheet, replace wax paper, freeze for awhile, then gently pull cookies off/apart and place on cookie sheet to cook.

imartsy Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:35am
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do you think it will work even though I refrigerated the dough? How much do you think I should add?

imartsy Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 3:48am
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MadMillie, do I need to add butter? Or just bring back to room temperature and try to roll it?

MadMillie Posted 28 Dec 2010 , 4:12am
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I would try rolling a small amount between the wax paper to see if it holds together. You will have some cracking at the edges, if that's all continue. If you have a lot of breakage and crumbling then add the butter. Hope that helps. I started rolling my cookie dough between paper when I started using KHalsteads modified NFSC. I now enjoy making cookies.

writersblock15 Posted 18 Jan 2011 , 12:23am
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I've had the same thing happen to me more than once. I just added more butter and it was fine.

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