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post #16 of 20
I guess 'dense' would be a better description than crunchy or even crisp...at least the ones I made turned out that way. They were nice and firm on the outside, but when bitten they were semi-soft on the inside...that's why I described them as 'dense'. If they're crunchy or really crisp, I would guess they were either rolled too thinly or baked at too high of a temp or for too long. Baking this type of cookie even the teeniest bit too long can greatly change the texture and final product, IMO. I think it would be too difficult to bake a truly soft sugar cookie if they're intended to be decorated and stacked or packaged in some way. Since the royal icing adds moisture to the cookie once ices, I would think a soft cookie would just start to fall apart, eventually. If I'm completely wrong about this though, any of you more experienced with cookies please feel free to correct me! icon_lol.gif I've done my fair share of decorated cookies & am by far no expert, but the no-fail and Antonia74's icing have been the easiest to work with and most pleasing so far. thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 20
Thanks JennT for clarifying that for me. I always wonder about a recipe and the way it is supposed to turn out when I am trying new things.

Can some one give a link to the Martha Stewart recipe?
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post #18 of 20
I think with anything, you have to know your oven and watch asfar as baking times and temps. I made two batches, one after the other, of the No fail with two different results. The first was
3 1/2" round 1/4 thick cookies, they came out nice. Then I made a thinner cookie, about the same size but heart shaped, and they came out harder. I always keep my eye on the oven when making cookies because, you can't just judge by the time given in the recipe. Plus I like mine done, but not browned at all.
post #19 of 20
I think a lot of people think of "sugar cookies" as tasting something like the old recipes when you were a kid where you sprinkled the sugar on top and they came out crispy or chewy. I would say the "No Fail" recipe could be classified more as a "shortbread" cookie. I also notice that these cookies definitely taste better the next day and even better frosted! icon_razz.gif Definitely try them again, they are really worth it!

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I will try them agian because I really want to decorate some cookies for my easter and my cousins baby shower...I will keep everyone posted on how my next batch turns out and if I ever buy batteries for my camera I will put a picture up...
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