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Penny's or Karen's cookie recipe?

post #1 of 32
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Which one do you perfer and why? Best taste easiest to work with?
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post #2 of 32
I have not tried either can't wait to see the outcome of this..........
post #3 of 32
I've only used Karen's roll-out chocolate chip cookie recipe. I loved it! I only so-so like my sugar cookie recipe (very similar to NFSC), but that may be because I hate to waste my "calorie allocation" on something that isn't chocolate!
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post #4 of 32
this is a very hard question to answer because both recipes are so cc famous..........so i'm hoping folks are not too scared to put there true feeling about which one they perfer
post #5 of 32
I haven't tried Penny's (it's on my to do list) but Karen's Basic Sugar Cookie is very taty - my co-workers all loved it.
post #6 of 32
I've been using Penny's cookie, glaze and RI recipes for at least 4 years and love them. Very easy to use, very little spread in the cookie and I like to bake them thin and crisp.

IMHO, you should try both + NFSC and see which one you like. All the recipes have a ton of fans. So many cookies, so little time!
post #7 of 32
I've never tried Karen's recipe. Is that in the recipe section on CC? If not, would soemone mind PMing me the recipe?


I have tried both Penny's recipe and the NFSC recipe, and I liked them both. They were both really easy to work with and came out very nice.

In fact, a few weeks ago I did a "blind taste test" and the votes were split right down the middle - everything was the same except the dough (same shapes, same icing colors, made on the same day, etc.). Many people who tasted them said that they tasted the same, but the texture was different (I think the milk in Penny's recipe makes it slightly more tender, but not everyone preferred that). Others said that there was only a little difference in taste, but that they were both good. They made their choice based on personal prefernce, and as I said, it was almost exactly a 50/50 split.


I usually make the NFSC, especially if I know they will be around longer (such as when I'm sending them to someone out of state) - only because they have milk in the dough and I'm paranoid about food safety.
post #8 of 32
Both are on my "To Try" list, too. I love Karen's Chocolate Chip Roll Out as well.
post #9 of 32
Both are on my "To Try" list, too. I love Karen's Chocolate Chip Roll Out as well.
post #10 of 32
I have tried both and IMHO would choose Karen's. Bonniebakes here is Karen's site which has the recipes she is also a memebe on CC
http://www.karenscookies.net/shop/index.php
post #11 of 32
thanks, amaniemom!
post #12 of 32
what is the IMHO?
post #13 of 32
IMHO means in my humble opnion.
post #14 of 32
oh ok thanks
post #15 of 32
Do you find the roll out chocolate chip cookies easy to decorate? Do they have a nice smooth surface like regular sugar cookies?
Thanks.
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