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No Fail, Martha vs. Colette's Cookie Recipes

post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
How do all three recipes compare?

I'm deciding which recipe to try this weekend.

Colettes is the: Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe courtesy Colette Peters, Colette's Christmas, Little, Brown & Co., 1993

Martha's is just her standard recipe.

Thoughts?

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post #2 of 24
I can't give you an comparison. All I can tell you is that I made my first batch of cut out cookies using the no fail recipe. I took Antonia's advice and used almond flavoring.... oh my goodness, they are wonderful!!!!!
They are the best sugar cookies I've ever had and my family LOVES them!
I baked them 3 days ago and my house is still filled with the sweet smell!
post #3 of 24
I've never tried Collette's cookies but I make Martha's Sugar Cookies all the time. They are wonderful and everyone loves them! I give them out at Christmas to my neighbors and this weekend I'll be baking and decorating Valentine's cookies with Martha's recipe. It's the only sugar cookie recipe I use. icon_biggrin.gif Hope this helps!
post #4 of 24
I've used Martha's recipe for the past couple of years. But I tried the No-Fail recipe several months ago. I'll never go back to Martha's.
post #5 of 24
I tried martha's sugar cookies tonight and I completely regret having done so. The No Fail recipe is by far of the two the better. I have not tried Colette's or even seen it so i don't know how that one rates. But Martha's spread out and they are more a crispy thin type cookie having a high butter and sugar to flour content. No good for decorating. I won't be bringing these cookies anywhere.
post #6 of 24
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Thank you.

I tried a recipe found on another website and Martha's. Martha's won on all aspects. It had great flavor and held it's shape very well. It was easy to work with and the cookie was perfect. People really enjoy them.

The other recipe tasted better, but it wasn't as uniform and as pretty when it came out of the oven. The top wasn't smooth, and they were more difficult to decorate.

Next time I'm going to try the No-Fail and compare it to Martha's.
post #7 of 24
What is the No Fail recipe you all are talking about?? I just made Martha's sugar cookes this weekend and they were wonderful. Very easy to work with and delicious even without frosting but I'm curious to try this No Fail recipe. Mexlcloud, maybe you rolled Martha's cookes too thin? My don't spread much and I bake them for the minimum time so that I get a soft cookie as I don't care much for crisp ones. You might give it another try.
post #8 of 24
Would you mind sharing a link to Martha's recipe? I would love to try it!
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post #9 of 24
Sure thing Texastwinkie, just go to http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe1266&search=true&resultNo=4
or visit www.marthastewart.com and do a recipe search for sugar cookies. The recipe I use is titled "Sugar Cookies". She also has one titled "Basic Sugar Cookies" which I have not tried. I frost them with royal icing.
post #10 of 24
I used both of Martha Stewarts sugar cookie recipes. I can tell you this: the one where the snowflake picture is shown is not the better of the two. I like the other one best. That's how I can tell the two apart. LOL! They were drier to me. But the other ones are really good!
post #11 of 24
I have several sugar cookie recipes and the no-fail recipe is the best for making cookies in advance to decorate. The cookies stay soft and taste fresh days later.

I like the flavor of crisp sugar cookies (more butter), but they get dry very quickly.
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post #12 of 24
Does someone have a link to the no fail cookie recipe???
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post #13 of 24
I prefer a soft sugar cookie. I use a recipe that has cream cheese in the dough. We love it. holds shape, and decorates well. stays fresh longer than some others I've tried.
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by ceculsk

Does someone have a link to the no fail cookie recipe???



Here you go:

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2055-No-Fail-Sugar-Cookies.html

There's also a link to it from Antonia74's tutorial on how to bake and decorate cookies.
post #15 of 24
I'd like to know where to find that cream cheese sugar cookie recipe!
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