How To Prevent Shortbread Tile Cookies From Spreading?

Baking By Skullzgirl6 Updated 7 Jan 2015 , 8:30pm by MBalaska

Skullzgirl6 Posted 3 Jan 2015 , 11:41pm
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I just baked square cookies that did not hold their shape and puffed up.

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AAtKT Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 12:23am
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Did you cool them before baking them?


What is your butter to flour ratio? (i.e. what recipe did you use)

MimiFix Posted 4 Jan 2015 , 12:24am
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Use a shortbread recipe with no eggs, no leavener, very little sugar, and enough flour to hold the dough together. Make sure your dough is chilled before rolling, Do not use warm cookie sheets. Good luck!

rhondab Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 2:30pm
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New to shortbread, but used this recipe during the holidays with really good (shapewise and tastewise) results.  It worked well with my Brown Bag clay molds, silicone molds, clay cookie stamps, and cookie cutters.


Some cookies were backed with chocolate, and the combination of spice and chocolate was really tasty..

rjcakes Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 6:37pm
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Once you have your cut out cookies on your pan, before baking, refrigerate them for at least 15 minutes to firm up the butter, this will help slow the spread while baking.

Good luck!


Also - I've had alot of luck with King Arthur Flour holiday butter cookie recipe - does not spread.

MBalaska Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 7:49pm
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Take a look at this wonderful shortbread link:  I've got to try these out soon.  Cookies are so fun to make.

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