Sugar Cookies have a crazed appearance

When I make sugar cookies (typical recipe, uses powdered sugar and shortening), they come out looking "crazed" or "crackled" like some of those painting techniques.

I have tried making sure I don't work the dough too much. I have tried keeping the dough cold.

What do you suppose could be causing this?



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