13 Jun

Fail: Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/280912095481422177/ via http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/12/12/raspberry-almond-thumbprint-cookies/

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What I Did: I followed the recipe completely, the dough looked great and cookies were shaped beautifully. I set the timer on my oven, and when I opened the door I could’t believe what happened.

My Result:

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Comments on this post
  1. Lori B says:

    If I had to guess, you need more flour. I live in Wyoming which is considered high altitude. I typically have to add flour to most cookie recipes or they just spread out too much.

    1. Emily says:

      Your dough was too warm/butter not cold enough. I’m guessing it took too long between taking it out of the fridge and the thumbprint/jam step. Next time try refrigerating it before the cookies bake and I think you’ll have success.

      1. Christin says:

        Looks like the dough was not chilled long enough.

        1. eilonwy says:

          Possible causes:

          1. Cookie dough needed EVEN more chilling. If your kitchen was warm or rolling the balls took a while, it’s good to pop the whole pan of shaped cookies in the freezer for about 10 minutes before baking.

          2. Your oven runs hot. I’ve seen cookies do this when I accidentally set the temperature for 450 instead of 425, too.

          3. Your butter had a higher water content than the original cook’s.

          4. You live in a much damper climate and needed more flour.

          Thumbprint cookies are definitely possible, as I’ve made them in the past with no trouble, but I go by the texture of the raw dough rather than by the strict recipe proportions.

          1. Cmr says:

            Or you used melted butter in the recipe.

            1. Laura says:

              Why isn’t this classified as User Error?

              1. STFU says:

                why are some commenters so frigging uptight on this site? who cares what it’s classified under? also, no one cares as to what may have gone wrong. we just like to laugh at the funny pictures and commentary. lighten up, folks!

                1. Pam says:

                  Might have been yummy with the different texture. Chewy and crispy chocolate chip cookies are both equally delicious

                  1. Elise says:

                    …Or you used margarine instead of butter.

                    1. lee says:

                      Looks more like nipple print cookies:):)

                      1. Rachel says:

                        I’ve found the best thing to do for thumbprint cookies, no matter what the recipe is…use a mini muffin pan. As soon as they come out of the oven, use the back of a teaspoon or melon baller to make the indent and then fill. Works every time!

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