Thumbprint Cookie Dough Spreading?

I mixed my cookie batter to make thumbprint cookies, however I didn't have time to bake them so I refrigerated the dough overnight. Now the dough is too sticky and the cookies are coming out flat. How do I remedy this? Should the dough be room temperature or cold? Should I add more flour to the batter? I'm afraid that it might take away the flavor.

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December 24, 20190 found this helpful
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My recipe calls for the dough to be refrigerated overnight. I use a frozen (I put several metal ones in the freezer and when one warms up, I swap with a cold one) to measure out even dough balls.

If yours did not tell you to refrigerate the dough, bring it to room temp before you work with it. Use a little Pam or butter on your spoon to prevent sticking.

Do not put them on a hot (or warm) cookie sheet (it should be at room temp). I would not add anything to them.

Hope you can save the dough! Post back with updates.

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December 25, 20190 found this helpful
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Normally dough like this should be refrigerated overnight or for a few hours before making the cookies. When you take the dough out of the refrigerator it should sit out and be at room temp before working with the dough.

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This makes it easier to roll into balls and make the cookies. I would not add any more flour to the dough. If it is too sticky you can try to use some plastic wrap to roll the dough with.

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