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penny's VS nfsc

post #1 of 59
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I have always used penny's for my sugar cookies, but think I would like to try NFSC, the recipes are very similar. What are your thoughts on one verses the other?
post #2 of 59
I've used both and I never really liked NFSC. The taste just wasn't there for me. When I switched to Penny's I immediately liked the taste (probably because more is added) and have never looked back.
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post #3 of 59
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thanks for your imput when looking at the ingredients it appears that penny's would be the tastier of the two, plus I like the fact that you don't need to refrigerate penny's. Thanks again and happy baking
post #4 of 59
I forgot to mention that as well about the no refrigerating... LOVE it!

Happy baking to you as well! thumbs_up.gif
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post #5 of 59
I've never heard of penny's recipe. Is it posted here on CC? I'm even more curious, because my name is Penny. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif
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post #6 of 59
It's not posted on CC but you can PM CC member Mac as she is the one who provided me and many others with the recipe thumbs_up.gif

I would provide it for you but I don't have it on me right now...
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post #7 of 59
I have tried both and I like the NFSC made with almond extract better then Penny's, but I like Penny's better the the NFSC made with vanilla extract.

I only use the NFSC recipe made with almond extract now.
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post #8 of 59
I prefer penny's...I just made my fisrt bouquet this weekend....turned out pretty nice!..I never made one with the NFSC, I didn't care for them.
here is penny's recipe:

Butter Cookie Dough

1 cup salted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons whipping cream
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups unbleached flour
11/2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a mixer combine butter and sugar. Add egg, cream, vanilla, and almond extract all at once and thoroughly blend. In a separate bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and blend. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch and cut with a cookie cutter. Bake on a greased cookie sheet 8 to 12 minutes and cool on a rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies. (Dough does not need to be chilled before using.)

Basic Glaze

1 tablespoon light corn syrup, such as Karo
1/4 teaspoon almond, orange, or lemon extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Using a mixer, dissolve syrup and extract in 1/4 cup warm water. Add sugar and beat on low speed until smooth.
post #9 of 59
ok I tried something new with nfsc tonight. I was wanting to freeze some dough to prepare me for the weeks ahead. Well I went to make Penny's because I along with others loved it. I never cared about the taste of nfsc. I did not have the whipping cream, so I went with nfsc (my version)> I used half butter flavor half almond flavor and added cinnamon. I have not baked any yet but the dough has a great taste. Changed the taste completely. My son and I love to try the raw dough and he said mommy this is better than any other you have made.
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post #10 of 59
Polliwawg--

It looks like you cut Penney McConnell's recipe in half. If that is the case, the baking powder should be 1/2 tablespoon. When I measured out 1 1/2 teaspoons, it wasn't a full 1/2 Tablespoon. Just my thoughts.

Not to be a stickler for recipe etiquette (sp?), but the reason I have never posted the recipe on CC is because I had only asked Penney if I could share the recipe (which she gladly gave her consent) but did not ask her if I could publicly post it. Just another thought. Hope I don't come off as too b****y.
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post #11 of 59
Nope...didn't come off bad.....but the recipe is on the web if you google penny's cookie recipe....i guess i should have put the link but figured I would save some others a little time....Sorry icon_cry.gif
post #12 of 59
My bad--polliwawg.

It's been awhile since I've been to her website. After talking with her at convention last year, I don't even remember if she mentioned it was on her website.

Good thing it is, tho. I have been closely guarding my copy of the recipe. I have it downloaded on several CD's just in case I couldn't find it.
LOL...I told my DH if there was ever a fire in my house, grab the dogs and my recipe book.
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post #13 of 59
I understand...there are a few that I guard dearly....family recipes mainly, alot of people have asked and I just joke that I could give it to them but then I would have to kill them....then they usually don't mention it again.
post #14 of 59
Here is the web site
http://www.texasmonthly.com/mag/issues/2000-12-01/statefare.php
It also has a royal icing recipe.

I haven't tried this recipe but I use the NFSC. They get rave reviews when I add vanilla, almond and few drops of creme bouquet. It makes a world of difference.
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post #15 of 59
Thanks for sharing the recipe and the link. I can't wait to give these a try.

Pearl70, your recipe sounds delicious with the cinnamon! So, I guess I have two cookie recipes to try. icon_biggrin.gif
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