Bulk Cookie Prep

Discussion in 'Professional Pastry Chefs' started by Chefbutters1022, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Chefbutters1022

    Chefbutters1022

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    I work in a bakery that does the majority of the product from scratch. To stay ahead we make our cookie dough, portion into dough balls and freeze for later use. My problem is that once baked the cookies aren’t spreading as they normally would. Any advice on how to proceed? Maybe pull thaw overnight and let sit room temp for an hour before baking?
     
  2. chefpeon

    chefpeon Kitchen Dork

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    It only takes about 15-30 minutes for cookie dough balls to thaw. At least enough so that you can flatten them just a little before they go into the oven. If you want them to spread more than they already are, then you do need to let them thaw a bit before baking.
     
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  3. gontothekitchen

    gontothekitchen

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    We temper on a speed rack for about 30-45 mins.