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Cookie Hydration?

wjddbfl | Dec 11, 201809:16 PM     2

Hello everyone!

I was making some cookie dough today, but found that the dough was incredibly tough and not coming together well. I especially had a hard time folding the flour in (in fact, said dough has been in time out for the last few hours, still only half mixed in flour).

The last time I made these cookies (or really, baked cookies in general) was on a humid tropical island where I had lived all my life, and it whipped up quickly and easily every time. This is my first time baking in winter, with all this dry air made worse with the heater on.

I know hydration is very important with bread, but are cookies also finicky to the point that recipes need to be tweaked depending on the season?

Thanks in advance for any input!

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