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Why does my thumbprint cookie dough crack before its baked?

When I press my thumb into the ball of cookie dough it cracks around the edges and won't stay together, what am I doing wrong?

asked by Jeannette Tyas over 2 years ago
1 answer 1712 views
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 2 years ago

That's a pretty common thing to get a bit of a crack when you press in. The more gentle you are as you press, the less it happens. But you can also "repair" the cracks by pushing gently together. If the dough seems too warm after that; chill for 15 min before baking.

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