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Old 03-05-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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I need help fixing this thumbprint recipe.

It came from the back of a candy bag. It says to put in frig to harden enough to handle. Well, it would never get past the consistancy of soft brownie dough.

1 cup margarine or butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
2egg yolks
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups a/p flour
2/3 cocoa
1/2 tsp salt

beat butter, sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa and salt. Gradually add too butter mixture.Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Could it be the milk?

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Old 03-05-2006, 11:11 AM   #2
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quite possibly the milk..... did you use butter or margarine?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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Yea, I used margarine! It's a hard habit to break.


I guess I can look at other recipes and compare the amounts and ingredients to see the real difference?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:46 AM   #4
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Think about this -
when butter's in the fridge, it's really hard. When margarine is in the fridge, it's not! My guess is that it's the margarine. Try spreading the dough into a pan and making bar cookies with thumbprints in each square.
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Okay, I didn't think of it that way. Do you think it would be okay to cut down on the milk too? Or, should I just do as instructed?
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:50 AM   #6
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I'd stick with the original recipe, but with butter. Is it a recipe from a manufacturer/book or from someone you know? Sometimes if someone shares their recipe, they forget things (I do it all the time!) but if it's in a (company, not compilation)book or printed from a company, it's generally been tried umpteen times.
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It was on the back of a candy bag. I didn't print word for word, but, kept the quantities that were on there.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #8
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I'd stick with butter, and do the recipe as printed. If it doesn't come out properly again, contact the manufacturer. Here's another thought - go to the company's website, and see if there's any talk about this particular recipe.
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:35 PM   #9
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Thanks jkath! The butter worked! I will continue with it and make them this evening and if it turns out, I will post it.
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