Originally Posted by CristyInMiami
I love sugar cookies, but I hate the taste of the NFSC.
It has a weird after taste. I have used different ingredients and nothing.
I have made the ones that come in the bag, that you just add water to, and they were amazing. In my book what a sugar cookie should taste like.
Every time I buy sugar cookies in the local bakery, they are sweet. NFSC are not.
As I mentioned on page 1 of this threads .... NFSC are designed to have icing put on them, so by themselves, without any icing, they WOULD taste not-as-sweet.
katnmouse, if your cookies tasted "hard and floury" then my guess is you had too much flour and baked them too long. I will not even permit hard or crunchy cookies in my kitchen ( personally hate hard cookies) and mine always turn out firm enough to decorate but soft enough that they pass my standards!
If my NFSC's have even the HINT of brown around the edges, then I've baked them too long and they go straight from the oven to the trash.