Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › My Cookies taste funny... What did I do wrong???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My Cookies taste funny... What did I do wrong??? - Page 2

post #16 of 24
I use this recipe and I make mine with salted butter all the time. By the time you add your icing anything sweeter is too sweet.
post #17 of 24
Another hint, I don't ust this recipe, but still, when rolling them out I roll them on the counter sprinkled with powdeder sugar. Makes them perfectly sweet, even when you ice them.
post #18 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by sabbrina

I just made a batch of the No Fail Sugar Cookies and I tasted one to make sure they were okay (ok I lied ... I really just wanted one, hehe)

Anyway, they taste salty. The recipe called for 1 tsp of salt AND 3 tsp baking powder.

Did I do something wrong? Should I not use any baking powder? Should I cut back on both salt and baking powder?

What do YOU do when you make them??

Sabbrina



If I made them using salted butter I would omit the salt that the recipe calls for. But most recipes refer to unsalted butter when butter is listed. Do not cut back on the baking powder.
The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

-Mr. Morganti
Reply
The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

-Mr. Morganti
Reply
post #19 of 24
Has anyone tried BF Crisco instead of butter in this recipe. I actually used 1/2 butter and 1/2 BF Crisco and the dough came out crumbly. I added 6 tsp of water to the recipe thinking that would help, but it didn't. Any suggestions?
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone who replied. You have all given me a lot of great hints and tips about making these cookies. I am going to try making another batch tomorrow and omiting the salt.

Thanks icon_smile.gif
Sabbrina
post #21 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bouncin4Bonjovi

Has anyone tried BF Crisco instead of butter in this recipe. I actually used 1/2 butter and 1/2 BF Crisco and the dough came out crumbly. I added 6 tsp of water to the recipe thinking that would help, but it didn't. Any suggestions?



Use all butter.
The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

-Mr. Morganti
Reply
The 6 Ps Law states Proper Preparation Prevents Pi$$ Poor Performance.

-Mr. Morganti
Reply
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
Hi Everyone icon_smile.gif

I am so excited. I made a new batch of the No Fail Sugar Cookies today and they turned out sooooo good! Thank you for all the advice I got yesterday.

This is my tweek of the No Fail Recipe:
* I make it in a 1/2 batch, so that is what is below.

1 cup Salted Butter, softened slightly
1 cup Sugar
1 Large Egg
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3 Cups Flour

1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Add baking powder and half of the flour. Mix well.
4. Add the rest of the flour and continue mixing until all ingredients are incorporated.
5. Divide Dough in half and roll it out between 2 sheets of wax or parchment paper until you get the desired thickness then place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes.
6. Take out of the freezer and remove top lining of the wax or parchment paper. Cut dough into desired shapes and place on another sheet of wax paper. Return the shapes to the freezer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
7. Take shapes OFF wax paper and place your cookies on your baking sheet. DO NOT PUT THE WAX PAPER IN THE OVEN, however if you use parchment paper then you CAN put that in the oven.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
9. When cookies are done take out of the oven and let them stand for about 5 minutes before you transfer them to a cookie rack.

Makes approx. 25 - 30 three inch cookies.

Well, that is what I did. For the most part I used the recipe, but tweeked it slightly. They turned out soooo good. I want to "taste test" another one, LOL.

Sabbrina
post #23 of 24
So glad they turned out for you this time, Sabbrina!! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif
Come let your hair down!
www.thebakersbar.com
Reply
Come let your hair down!
www.thebakersbar.com
Reply
post #24 of 24
i used a recipe very similair to this one except it doesn't call for baking powder. i got the recipe from melissa from thatcakeboard. you don't need baking powder, i, too, thought it would affect the outcome of the cookie but they come out perfect. plus, since i sell my decorated cookies, its nice to be able to keep cost down.

melissa's recipe

1cup butter
1cup sugar
1 egg
1 tea. vanilla
3 cups flour
Pray The Rosary
Reply
Pray The Rosary
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cookies!
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › My Cookies taste funny... What did I do wrong???