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Help! No Fail Sugar Cookies is crumbly

post #1 of 27
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Can anyone help? i just made the recipe
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2055-No-Fail-Sugar-Cookies.html
and it turned out extremely crumbly, any advice much appreciated.
post #2 of 27
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8 views and no replies? I guess you have to be a regular to get help.
post #3 of 27
kyjettachick~Did you knead really welL. I am no expert baker since every recipe I have ever made never turned out the first time including these NF SUGAR COOKIES. but maybe an expert can help you. Don't get to impatient with everyone. Some are working.
post #4 of 27
Sure wish I could help you. I think that most of the people that make this usually are on later in the day. I have never tried this recipe so I can't offer any help there. I usually use the one from Wilton that doesn't have to be chilled. My plan is to try it soon though. Have you tried to do a search for any posts regarding this recipe? That may bring something up for you. I;ll see what I can find.
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post #5 of 27
kyjettachick - I'm sorry that you feel like your post was ignored b/c you're a "newbie."

I viewed b/c I am interested in making this recipe myself. I always like to look to see if there's any tidbit of information that might be useful.
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post #6 of 27
I have made several batches of these and yes the dough appears crumbly. One solution I saw was if you have a KA, mix it until the dough forms a ball. Not having one right now, I mix as best I can, then knead for a minute or so. Once you start rolling, the dough comes together.

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post #7 of 27
kyjetta,
With a post title this vague, you have to expect a whole lot of people to look at your post and not have any idea what the answer is.

A title like "No Fail Cookie Dough is Crumbly - HELP!" would have perhaps been more descriptive.

At any rate, if you do a quick search, this was discussed in the last two days, and many of us have noticed that if we keep the mixer running, the crumbly dough comes together after a minute or two.

I am sorry you felt like your post was ignored, but many people read every post that is posted, and many more want to see if you're having the same problem they are so they'll know to keep an eye on the answers.

It sometimes takes a bit of time for the right person with the answer to have a chance to get on the boards and help, but give it a bit of time. 20 minutes isn't much time, really.

hth!
Laura.
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks to those of you who offered advice. I was merely observing that a lot of the newbie posts go ignored whereas the regulars have seemingly real time responses.

It's really frustrating when your time is limited and you're left looking at a pile of wasted ingredients from a recipe you attempted because it's so highly rated. I've heard so much about the recipe that I thought I was the last one to try it.
post #9 of 27
I've never had this problem!! I have made this recipe several times and it always comes out a little on the wet side, not the dry side...hmmmmm.....I always roll it out between waxed paper because I'm afraid it will stick to everything. Wonder if maybe cutting back a little on the flour might help> Are you sure your measurements are correct???? What size eggs are you using??? I use large.....that can make a huge difference if you use the medium!
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post #10 of 27
I've made this recipe lots too and I find it too wet.I also roll it out between 2 pieces of wax paper.I would add a bit more butter.

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post #11 of 27
I just made a batch....I have a few tricks to help combine the dough better, because it does get crumbly. I don't know if I'm doing it right or wrong, but everyone says they taste great, and that's all that matters to me.

* My KA isn't a Pro, so the full batch is a lot for my mixer, I take it slow. I cream and add all wet ingredients, then 1 cup at a time I add the dry, mix till creamed together, then add another cup. By the fourth cup, the mixer gets kind of hot (oh, I keep the speed on, the whole time between 2 and 4). Then when I add the rest it takes longer because the dough likes to sit above the paddle (I hate it when it does that). So I scrap it down, and at this point I add about 1/2 cup dry. Let it combine the best it can.

*Next, I take my sila mat, I form little softball size balls of dough. You REALLY need to make sure it's combined. My last batch wasn't and I had dry spots when I rolled it out. I think I make out 4 or 5 balls. Squeeze and get all the floor combines. Then with the mat, combine all the balls together into a big one. I wrap it and put it into a zip lock and let it chill.

I think that's all. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help (as long as I know them).
Good Luck!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

Wonder if maybe cutting back a little on the flour might help> Are you sure your measurements are correct???? What size eggs are you using??? I use large.....that can make a huge difference if you use the medium!



That's what I was thinking, too. If they don't roll out or hold their shape, you might have to add some fat to it or start over if they are too dry.
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post #13 of 27
There was a recent thread about just this topic, but I can't seem to find it....

(edited to add: I kow it's hard to be patient when you're in the middle of cooking and you have a question, but I've found that people here are VERY helpful. Sometimes you just have to wait a little while until someone who knows the answer has a chance to read and respond to the post.)


I use this recipe all the time, and I love it. but, it's not for everyone. There are many other recipes out ther for cut-out sugar cookie doungh.

I have a KA (Artisan, 5qt), that I make it in. I use the paddle beater. It works, but the whole recipe is a lot for the size bowl I have, so I often cut the recipe in half and make a half a batch at a time.

The dough is kind of crumbly when you get all the flour mixed in. BUT, if you KEEP IT GOING in the mixer for another minute or two, the ball of dough comes together beautifully and isn't crumbly anymore at all.

I hope that helps....
post #14 of 27
I have made this 3-4 times and my first batch was crumbly. I used the paddle though. I scraped the sides in between adding the flour mixture. Then I just stopped my KA and took the dough out and kneaded it to incorporate the rest of the stuff. Then put it between parchment paper, rolled out and put in the fridge for 15 mins or so and did the next ball--ended up with 3-4 sheets ready to cut. I also let my butter come to room temperature--20 to 30 mins. Mixed all on 2-3-4 speed. Don't give up. It will work out for you.
Christine



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post #15 of 27
my very first batch was extremely crumbly....because I used med eggs and I started out cutting the batch in half!!! except did the flour full batch!!! It didnt help I had one asking for help with homework another debating on why a child should bathe.....one who kept repeating over and over only 1 cup butter one cup butter one cup butter.....and then two very determined to be part of it twin baby vultures!!

but every time ive made it after Ive had no problems.....I also put the kids to bed first!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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