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What rolled cookies actually taste good?

post #1 of 47
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I just made a batch of rolled cookie dough from the recipe in the "Cookie Craft" book and I just don't like the flavor...its very bland and doughy tasting. icon_cry.gif Is there a really good tasting rolled cookie dough recipe anyone could share? I wanted to try decorating some cookies and possilby make some for an upcoming shower, but not if they are going to taste like this first batch!
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Kathy
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post #2 of 47
Try the NFSC (No Fail Sugar Cookie) recipe from this site. It's wonderful! I use 2 parts vanilla to 1 part almond extract in mine.
post #3 of 47
I agree, NFSC use real butter and no artificial flavorings...makes a big difference.
post #4 of 47
adding lemon zest does lovely things for the flavor of sugar cookies.

if you want a chocolate rolled cookie that taste great, try the dark chocolate cookie here on cc. i also make this and add coconut flavor to it and it is awesome icon_smile.gif.
Diane
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post #5 of 47
I make these (just look up the recipe online), and they're very good and hold their shape well.
Good luck to you!
post #6 of 47
I agree - I like the NFSC recipe, too! I add extra vanilla or sometimes another natural flavoring (almond, pumpkin spice, cherry, caramel, etc.). I've added lemon zest with great results too.

It is not an overly sweet cookie (like an actual sugar cookie) - but I like it even without icing. It is especially nice for decorated cookies because there is so much sweetness from the icing on top, the cookie balances that nicely.

Other recipes that I've tried and liked are the roll-out cookie recipe from Martha Stewart, Penny's cookie recipe. I've heard great things about the "modified NFSC recipe" (there's a great thread on here about it).
post #7 of 47
... I just noticed I didn't put the name of the recipe... d'oh! Anyway, they're called "Gimme Some Sugar" cookies.
post #8 of 47
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Comparing the recipes from the Cookie Craft book to NFSC guess what? They are one and the same! However, after letting them rest overnight, and adding the icing I like them...I don't love them...but I like them okay. My husband cannot take even one bite. He says there is some overwhelming flavor/odor that he doesn't like. I think it may be the almond flavoring I added with the vanilla. They remind me a lot of shortbread cookies and I was never a shortbread fan. So I'm going to experiment with adding and subtracting things and see if I can make something I like. thumbs_up.gif
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post #9 of 47
I believe since rolled sugar cookies are pretty much designed to have icing added to them, they would taste a little bland just by themselves. (Ever had the Mexican Wedding Cake cookies without the outer coating of powdered sugar? Bleck!!!!!!!!! Tasteless!!)
post #10 of 47
I like to use vanilla bean paste in my rolled sugar cookies... takes the flavor to a whole new level. Also, if your recipe doesn't call for salt, be sure to add some--it makes ALL the difference!
Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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Tara
<---wonders if anyone uses REAL ingredients anymore--sugar fruit nuts, cream, butter etc--instead of flavoring chemical cream from a bucket with pudding & jello and calling it "mousse"
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post #11 of 47
NoFailSugarCookies (NFSC) are terrific. They are not overly sweet and go great with royal icing or glaze. They are firm enough to decorate and stack, but slightly soft when you bite into them. Yum!
post #12 of 47
I add Lorann's buttery sweet dough flavoring to my sugar cookies. It gives them a nice, rich butter cookie flavor.

Also, if you're not already using real butter, try that instead of margarine. It makes a big difference.
post #13 of 47
Try this recipe. It is KHalsteads modified NFSC. I made them last weekend and they were yummy.

http://cakecentral.com/recipes/15218/khalsteads-modified-nfsc
post #14 of 47
The sugar cooke found on Cookie Crazie's blog is sturdy but doesn't get too hard. It has sour cream in it, which is an interesting flavor. Not too sweet alone. You could probably add extra sugar.
post #15 of 47
I have tried many sugar cookie recipes and the one that is the best is the NFSC. Hands down it beats all the other ones. I do add almond extract and always get rave reviews about the cookies.
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