Reply to "Cookies Cracking"

I'll bite!  lol  There is a crackled sugar cookie recipe and then there is/are recipes for sugar cookie dough that doesn't crack/ or do not have crackle.  Don't over mix your dough (in the stand mixer), don't over knead it, don't add a lot of flour when you knead it or roll it out, don't use baking soda or baking powder, don't over mix butter and sugar (it aerates it too much - domed cookies, etc.). 

I use a fondant smoother or small spatula and press down lightly on my cookies until I feel a smooth surface.  Sometimes I have to do it more than once. 

 

Use room temp ingredients. 

 

Sugar cookie dough recipes: Julia usher, sweetambs, sweetsugarbelle, haniela's, montreal confection.  Other than well noted Italian bakers I also like Joanne Chang.

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