Brown Spots?

Baking By skyemoriah Updated 11 Feb 2014 , 3:09am by SPCOhio

skyemoriah Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:13am
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I'm new to this forum and new to decorated cookies. I just want to ask if any of you experience this problem.  After just a few days, we notice brown spots on our cookies.


Is it mold? We don't know what's causing this.  We even store it in air tight containers and make sure that our tools for baking is thoroughly clean.  





Any help is greatly appreciated. 


Thank you

6 replies
SPCOhio Posted 10 Feb 2014 , 7:39pm
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AI'm not sure what that is, but it does look like mold spores, doesn't it? What is your recipe? Maybe something in your recipe is causing the reaction? Can't imagine WHAT, but it's a good place to start.

skyemoriah Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 2:55am
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Thank you for your reply.  here is the recipe that I use.


  • 1 c. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2-3 tsp flavoring
  • 2 1/2-2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt

SPCOhio Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 3:02am
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AOh, that's Sweet Sugar Belle's recipe. I have used it often and never had these brown spots pop up. I think it must be mold. Unless something from your baking pan is leaching ino the dough? I always bake on parchment paper. What a mystery!

SPCOhio Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 3:02am
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AThey almost look like poppy seeds!

skyemoriah Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 3:05am
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yes, its sugarbell's recipe.  I also just discovered that this batch, which I used vanilla extract have this brown spots. but the batch which I used almond extract is clean.


weird.. but I think from now on, I'll just use almond

SPCOhio Posted 11 Feb 2014 , 3:09am
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AI have always used a combination of either vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract with almond extract and never have seen these spots. But maybe it is something about your specific batch of vanilla extract that caused it. Sorry you did all that baking for them to turn out that way. That is pretty frustrating!

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