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Old 12-24-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Cookies for Santa tonight question

Last weekend i did a trial run on cutout sugar cookies. The result was rock hard brittle cookies. I am wondering if experimenting with a slightly lower oven temp would make them softer . so if the instructions call for 7-9 mins at 375 degrees. What would hapen if i did it at 360 degrees?

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Old 12-24-2016, 11:12 AM   #2
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Sugar cookies are delicate. I would do it at 350F. Maybe even 325F. What did your recipe say?
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Most sugar cookie recipes I've ever made include a small line about chilling before baking and this step can;t be skipped, imo. If you cook at a lower temp, you'll lose the slightly flaky texture of a good rolled cookie. Mix, chill, roll, try not to overwork the dough, chill again and bake. 375 sounds right to me.

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Janet, I find that every time I make sugar cookies and chill before rolling the dough is rock hard and crumbly. So, I don't chill until after rolling and then it is too soft and even though I chill before baking they lose their shape.

I am a baker and can make fancy desserts but am stumped by the simple sugar cookie.
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