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if a recipe calls for chilling gingerbread dough for 6hours can u speed that up in the freezer?

asked by @whitneyg over 1 year ago
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added over 1 year ago

Def not in the freezer. Could you make it a day in advance and refrig it for longer than 6 hrs? I don't think that would hurt it.

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added over 1 year ago

We make gingerbread boys every year and if I'm in a hurry I freeze for at least and hour, I find no disernable difference.

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added over 1 year ago

I make and keep a supply of Alice Medrich's butter cookies all the time. Love slicing off and baking one to have with my tea. I was in a hurry one day and used my freezer to quick chill it. It was very cold, but the cookie tasted different. It was more floury and less buttery. I think that is the issue of hydration that QueenSashy spoke of. I actually have found that the cookies are even better a couple of days later. That's my experience, but I'm sure it depends on the recipe.

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