Help...my shortbread is too crumbly!

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by mscarly, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. mscarly

    mscarly

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    I am making cut out shortbread cookies using a heart shaped cookie cutter, but the dough won't stick together! I made the dough last night and it has been chilling in the fridge over night. How can I make the cookies stick together with out really loosing that shortbread texture?

    Thank you!
     
  2. cakeface

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    sounds like there isnt enough butter/ too much flour in the recipe. Try bringing some of the dough to room temperature and incorporating some softened butter to get the right consistancy
     
  3. mscarly

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    It worked!! Thank you, cakeface!! /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
     
  4. kathy slemp

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    Why is my shortbread dry? It's buttered, flaky, but has a dry mouth feel. It is very white, not browned at all. Suggestions?
     
  5. fablesable

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    I have to ask first Kathy if you have made or tasted shortbread before? It is a drier style cookie however it does all depend on the recipe. If you post your recipe and the instructions used as well as if you have a picture of your cookies that would be great, then we can get to the bottom of your issue. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  6. kokopuffs

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    Recipe, please!  And Fablesable is quite correct.  8)
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2016
  7. lindsayarnold

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    Try using a little bit less flower next time!