Originally Posted by cuteums
mixinvixen, you are right about being afraid of being stoned! I too was a little wary of asking but it had to be done. I don't know why everyone raves about these (nfsc) cookies? Are we doing something wrong?
Ok so I know you asked for other recipes, but I had to throw in my 2 cents on NFSC. Mine come out so tasty everyone begs me to make them and they are good with or without frosting (I usually use glace) My secret is Creme Bouquet, I use it in place of the other extracts and they taste like they came right from the bakery.
No they are not rich and buttery, but that's not what I'm looking for in a cookie that will be decorated, but I also don't want tasteless cardboard and the creme bouquet has made all of the difference for my NFSC. That and I roll between parchment (on my doboard, love that thing!) so I never add any extra flour, which keeps them extra yummy.
They compliment any glace/frosting perfectly, but they are really good 'naked' as well. Only other thing is I use salted butter, otherwise I follow the recipe.
Hope you find something that works for you, just wanted to share what I do.