Question: How Do You Make Cookie Dough Less Gooey?

You have several options: The simplest solution: add flour (and a bit of sugar).

The true-to-the-recipe solution: double the rest of the ingredients.

The “I am out of flour and sugar” solution: spread the mix out in the oven (at a low temperature) and dry it, mixing it up regularly to even out the temperature..

Cookies with not enough flour Though the culprit is usually a flour deficit, butter could also be to blame for this problem. … The easy fix here is to add more flour to the dough, little by little, until it sticks well to the mixer.

Why are my cookies flat and thin?

Mistake: When cookies turn out flat, the bad guy is often butter that is too soft or even melted. … How to Fix it: If too-soft butter was the culprit, try refrigerating cookie dough for 1 to 2 hours before baking. If too-little flour was the issue, try adding an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour to the dough.

Increase the Quantity for an Easy Fix If you know how much extra you added, just increase the other ingredients in the recipe to match the amount of baking soda or baking powder that you used.

You should visibly see the cookie “deflate” a bit. This will also help with creating a chewier cookie. Lastly, if your dough looks too soft even though you followed the recipe to the t, you should refrigerate it before you bake it.

Many times cookie dough will be sticky if it’s not chilled long enough, or it it needs more flour. As long as you remedy the problem, the cookies should be unaffected. If it’s a recipe calling for the dough to be chilled, be certain to chill it at least as long as guides by the recipe.

Moisten your hands with cold water. This is an easy, effective method. Keeping your hands moist with cold water throughout the process of rolling your cookie dough helps keep the cookie dough from sticking. The warmer and dryer your hands get, the more dough will stick to them.

Adding an extra egg yolk increases chewiness. Rolling the cookie dough balls to be taller than wider increases thickness. Using melted butter (and slightly more flour) increases chewiness. Chilling the dough results in a thicker cookie.

1 – Add Liquid If your cookie dough recipe already calls for a liquid such as milk, water, eggs or egg whites, start trying to moisten your dough by adding 1 teaspoon of the liquid at a time, mixing the dough briefly afterward.

Sticky cookie dough is often caused by one thing and that is the temperature of the dough. Cookie dough that is trying to stick to everything, not wanting to form any shapes, or even tearing when you do manage to get it into a mold is cookie dough that is too hot to work with if you want your cookies to turn out well.