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Why do my cookies crack on top?

KarenDW | Nov 15, 2011 05:23 PM

I am baking biscotti, and having some trouble... and yes, I've tried using the search feature already.
The cookie logs are cracking along the tops, deeply enough that when I slice the logs into biscuits, the slices are breaking or crumbling badly. Do I need to use a higher gluten flour, or mix a little longer?

Ingredients
250 gm butter
300 gm sugar
800 gm AP flour
100 gm cocoa powder
330 gm eggs
30 gm water
misc. amounts of vanilla and spices
100 gm chopped dried fruit
30 gm baking powder (about).... I measured 3 tbsp

first bake is 325ºF convection for 20 min
2nd bake is 315ºF convection for 15 min

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