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Old 03-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Help! Can this cookie dough be saved???

My friend and I were baking some cookies. I told him the recipe called for 2 sticks of butter, each being 113 grams, for a total of 226 grams. So he weighed out the butter while I was preparing the dry ingredients.

It turns out he only put half of the needed butter in and I didn't even really look very closely before I started adding the sugar to the standing mixer to cream it. We cook together all the time; I don't usually double check on his work if we're collaborating. I thought it looked a bit off while I was mixing it but once I added the eggs it seemed OK. Then when all the dry ingredients were added I very quickly realized it was super dry.
Did I mention this friend also spilled about a tablespoon of smoked paprika in the softened butter before any of this even started? He got most of it out of the butter but still, *facepalm*
He may, at this point, be banned from the kitchen for the foreseeable future.

Now I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm understanding the butter creaming with the sugar and eggs is important before adding the dry ingredients so I don't think I can just incorporate another stick of butter to a fully formed dough. Help!!! Please???!!!

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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If the smoked paprika is not an issue, you can incorporate the second stick of butter and proceed. Worst case, the cookies may be a little flat.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:49 PM   #3
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No Mayonaise,
I would add 1/2 cup mayonaise, Blend it in.
(she ducks and runs) But seriously it would work.

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My friend and I were baking some cookies. I told him the recipe called for 2 sticks of butter, each being 113 grams, for a total of 226 grams. So he weighed out the butter while I was preparing the dry ingredients.

It turns out he only put half of the needed butter in and I didn't even really look very closely before I started adding the sugar to the standing mixer to cream it. We cook together all the time; I don't usually double check on his work if we're collaborating. I thought it looked a bit off while I was mixing it but once I added the eggs it seemed OK. Then when all the dry ingredients were added I very quickly realized it was super dry.
Did I mention this friend also spilled about a tablespoon of smoked paprika in the softened butter before any of this even started? He got most of it out of the butter but still, *facepalm*
He may, at this point, be banned from the kitchen for the foreseeable future.

Now I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm understanding the butter creaming with the sugar and eggs is important before adding the dry ingredients so I don't think I can just incorporate another stick of butter to a fully formed dough. Help!!! Please???!!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:31 PM   #4
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Try melting the butter that was left out. Mix it into the dough and then chill the dough for several hours or overnight. Good Luck!!
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Old 03-24-2014, 11:06 PM   #5
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No Mayonaise,
I would add 1/2 cup mayonaise, Blend it in.
(she ducks and runs) But seriously it would work.

Josie

Rofl! She doesn't say much, but she's hilarious!
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:30 AM   #6
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No Mayonaise,
I would add 1/2 cup mayonaise, Blend it in.
(she ducks and runs) But seriously it would work.

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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what would happen if you put in some applesauce or yogurt?
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:50 PM   #9
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My friend and I were baking some cookies. I told him the recipe called for 2 sticks of butter, each being 113 grams, for a total of 226 grams. So he weighed out the butter while I was preparing the dry ingredients.

It turns out he only put half of the needed butter in and I didn't even really look very closely before I started adding the sugar to the standing mixer to cream it. We cook together all the time; I don't usually double check on his work if we're collaborating. I thought it looked a bit off while I was mixing it but once I added the eggs it seemed OK. Then when all the dry ingredients were added I very quickly realized it was super dry.
Did I mention this friend also spilled about a tablespoon of smoked paprika in the softened butter before any of this even started? He got most of it out of the butter but still, *facepalm*
He may, at this point, be banned from the kitchen for the foreseeable future.

Now I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm understanding the butter creaming with the sugar and eggs is important before adding the dry ingredients so I don't think I can just incorporate another stick of butter to a fully formed dough. Help!!! Please???!!!
Just a thought - could you grate the dough coarsely and then chop up the "left out" butter and rub it in?
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:32 AM   #10
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I think it was fixable up until you mentioned smoked paprika. That would be the deal breaker for me. I would toss the whole thing and start over at that point.

Or you could make them up as is and pawn them off on unsuspecting friends or coworkers as some sort of weird Spanish tapas.
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Help! Can this cookie dough be saved??? My friend and I were baking some cookies. I told him the recipe called for 2 sticks of butter, each being 113 grams, for a total of 226 grams. So he weighed out the butter while I was preparing the dry ingredients. It turns out he only put half of the needed butter in and I didn't even really look very closely before I started adding the sugar to the standing mixer to cream it. We cook together all the time; I don't usually double check on his work if we're collaborating. I thought it looked a bit off while I was mixing it but once I added the eggs it seemed OK. Then when all the dry ingredients were added I very quickly realized it was super dry. Did I mention this friend also spilled about a tablespoon of smoked paprika in the softened butter before any of this even started? He got most of it out of the butter but still, *facepalm* He may, at this point, be banned from the kitchen for the foreseeable future. Now I'm not sure how to fix this. I'm understanding the butter creaming with the sugar and eggs is important before adding the dry ingredients so I don't think I can just incorporate another stick of butter to a fully formed dough. Help!!! Please???!!! 3 stars 1 reviews
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