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Today: Anxious to bake with your rock hard cookie dough? Here's how to speed up the thawing process.
Oftentimes when baking cookies we're on a tight timeline -- we want to get our cookies in the oven five minutes ago: either we're hungry (and attempting to be responsible by avoiding eating the raw dough), or we have to run off with baked cookies in hand. Many cookie recipes call for long refrigeration times, but a finicky dough or a little extra chilling time can result in dough that's as hard as a rock, and nearly impossible to work with.
How do you speed up thawing cookie dough? Tell us in the comments!
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