Why Is My Cookie Dough Sticky?

How To Know If Cookie Dough Is Too Wet

Sticking To Equipment

If you’re using beaters, take a look at them after mixing. If the dough that’s stuck to them looks like clumps of paste, it either needs to be chilled or requires more flour.

Stuck In The Scooper

If the batter is nearly impossible to transfer to a cookie sheet because it won’t leave the spoon, it’s too sticky.

Stuck In The Scooper

If the batter is nearly impossible to transfer to a cookie sheet because it won’t leave the spoon, it’s too sticky.

Won’t Roll Out/Sticking To A Rolling Pin

if you’re trying to roll out dough for cutout cookies and it sticks to the cutting board or rolling pin, you might have to make some adjustments to it. If you haven’t yet, try dusting your surface with flour before intervening.

Sticking To Hands Excessively

A little tackiness is fine, but if you find it’s mushy or coating your hands you need to mess with the recipe.

You can bake sticky dough, but beware that its likely to affect your cookies.