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post #1 of 31
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Okay, so last night was the first time I have ever made cookies from scratch. I made the nfsc recipe, followed it exactly. I used mmf on top, they look very pretty. But I do not care at all for the taste of the nfsc. Does anyone know a different recipe that still hold the cookie's shape, but maybe has a better taste? Or did I do something wrong?? Help!!!
Sharon
post #2 of 31
What kind of extract did you use for the NFSC? When I first started using the recipe I only used vanilla and the taste was just okay. Someone suggested using almond extract and now that's all I use they are so yummy!
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post #3 of 31
Thread Starter 
Oh, yes I only used vanilla. Thanks for the advice, I'll try the almond next time. I wonder if cinnamon would be good?
Sharon
post #4 of 31
I had the same problem as you. I loved how the cookies held their shape but was not real pleased with the taste. A CC'er recommended I try Penny's Cookie Recipe and I will NEVER go back. Not only do these hold their shape, but the dough is easier to work worth and they taste awesome! The recipe says the dough does not need to be chilled but I found it did, I chilled for at least 2 hours. Here is the link, I hope it works...
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post #5 of 31
Previous threads on NFSC:
(includes other cookie recipes, frosting & glaze recipes, tutorial and help)

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-56979-.html

http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-69731-.html

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post #6 of 31
I make NFSC and folks love them, but there are two things that I think are important, else they taste bland. One, fragglerock1 is right, I really think they need almond extract. I use a combination of almond & vanilla. Two is salt, the recipe does not say what kind of butter to use, either use salted butter or add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
post #7 of 31
I must be the oddball, because I LOVE nfsc with vanilla and mmf. My mom makes them with almond and loves them that way...she's not too crazy about them with vanilla. I want to try lemon because I've been on a lemon kick lately and it sounds really good.

I use salted butter (I buy it at costco...cheap!)

People love the taste of nfsc with mmf, so no need to chamge for me, really. I don't really like almond extract anyway...
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post #8 of 31
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Thanks so much for all the responses!! Also, I wonder, was I suppose to flavor the marshmallow fondant? I didn't put any flavoring in it. Maybe the cookie would taste better if the mmf has a better taste....but I just didn't like the cookie even plain, so I will try the other flavorings, and penny's recipe, too! Thanks!
Sharon
post #9 of 31
you can flavor the mmf. I like bavarian cream lorann oil, or lemon extract... icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 31
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Penny's Cookie Recipe and I will NEVER go back. Not only do these hold their shape, but the dough is easier to work worth and they taste awesome!



I love Penny's, My husband does to that each time I make cookies I have to make extra to give him half. he says it's better then candy.

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post #11 of 31
I use lemon extract...sooo yummy. I haven't tried almond though, think I might. I just love it with lemon so much.
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post #12 of 31
I agree with others, I started with pennys recipe and added cinnimon and it is great. I tried nfsc recipe the other day and I found that it was harder to work with and taste was not as good,although it cuts beautifully. So I guess it is what you prefer to work with...I am sticking to Penny's Recipe.
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post #13 of 31
I have the SAME problem... I have used Toba's, the Flour Pot recipe, etc... tried them all and I have one of two problems... either they taste bland and dry, or taste really good, but don't hold their shape! They puff up and 'grow' so that the MMF cutout looks like it's half an inch or more smaller than the cookie (hate that!!). Some recipes hold their shape SO beautifully, but don't taste that great. I don't feel that any of the recipes I've tried taste sweet, they just taste like flour. Does Penny's dough hold it's shape well? I'd like to try it if it does. I am still looking for the perfect balance of shape and taste. I'm rambling. Sorry! icon_redface.gif It's just that I have been struggling with this, and have a huge cookie order this week and want to make them delicious AND pretty!
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post #14 of 31
Melvira...

YES, Penny's cookies do hold their shape. The recipe states that the dough does not need to be refridgerated but I chilled mine for about 2 hours. The cookies turned out awesome and tasted even better, my husband fell in love with them! You must try this recipe. I was a little hesitant because I was so comfortable with the NFSC recipe but I am so glad I tried Penny's. I made the Valentine Cookies in my gallery if you want to take a look at how they turned out.
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Thank you for that info! I will definitely give them a try. Customers like the flour pot recipe, but if I can make them better, up to my personal standards, I'd love that!! My mother and I are very finicky, and we are brutally honest with each other... we both agreed they were a bit dry and floury tasting. *Crossing fingers* Come on Penny... don't let me down!! icon_wink.gif
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