I have been making cookies for my kids (yes, for me too) and I've noticed that even though they taste great they look hideous. It bumpy, crumbling and not clean cut.
Do I need to mold the sugar dough differently? I've spooned it, made it a round balls, and squash them but it still looks crazy?
I've also tried making cookies designs for the differrent occassions and they do not cook out the way the cutter originally designed. It's too puffy or it just simply blend in leaving you guessing what you originally try to cut.
Finally, when the cookies are ready to be pulled out of the baking sheet to the cooling rack my designed cookies break apart because it's too soft to hold and If I wait for it cool down on the sheet then it gets stuck to the baking sheet leaving me with broken cookies.
So what's the secret to a successful looking and transfering cookies in one whole piece?
What makes cookies yummy soft?
What makes cookies hard as a rock after cooling?