hn87519 Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 2:26pm
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How do all three recipes compare?

I'm deciding which recipe to try this weekend.

Colettes is the: Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe courtesy Colette Peters, Colette's Christmas, Little, Brown & Co., 1993

Martha's is just her standard recipe.

Thoughts?

TIA!

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crolfes83 Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 3:09pm
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I can't give you an comparison. All I can tell you is that I made my first batch of cut out cookies using the no fail recipe. I took Antonia's advice and used almond flavoring.... oh my goodness, they are wonderful!!!!!
They are the best sugar cookies I've ever had and my family LOVES them!
I baked them 3 days ago and my house is still filled with the sweet smell!

ladyonzlake Posted 10 Feb 2006 , 4:21pm
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I've never tried Collette's cookies but I make Martha's Sugar Cookies all the time. They are wonderful and everyone loves them! I give them out at Christmas to my neighbors and this weekend I'll be baking and decorating Valentine's cookies with Martha's recipe. It's the only sugar cookie recipe I use. icon_biggrin.gif Hope this helps!

bonniebakes Posted 12 Feb 2006 , 4:06pm
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I've used Martha's recipe for the past couple of years. But I tried the No-Fail recipe several months ago. I'll never go back to Martha's.

melxcloud Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 1:58am
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I tried martha's sugar cookies tonight and I completely regret having done so. The No Fail recipe is by far of the two the better. I have not tried Colette's or even seen it so i don't know how that one rates. But Martha's spread out and they are more a crispy thin type cookie having a high butter and sugar to flour content. No good for decorating. I won't be bringing these cookies anywhere.

hn87519 Posted 13 Feb 2006 , 9:03pm
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Thank you.

I tried a recipe found on another website and Martha's. Martha's won on all aspects. It had great flavor and held it's shape very well. It was easy to work with and the cookie was perfect. People really enjoy them.

The other recipe tasted better, but it wasn't as uniform and as pretty when it came out of the oven. The top wasn't smooth, and they were more difficult to decorate.

Next time I'm going to try the No-Fail and compare it to Martha's.

ladyonzlake Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 1:12am
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What is the No Fail recipe you all are talking about?? I just made Martha's sugar cookes this weekend and they were wonderful. Very easy to work with and delicious even without frosting but I'm curious to try this No Fail recipe. Mexlcloud, maybe you rolled Martha's cookes too thin? My don't spread much and I bake them for the minimum time so that I get a soft cookie as I don't care much for crisp ones. You might give it another try.

texastwinkie Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 3:39am
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Would you mind sharing a link to Martha's recipe? I would love to try it!
Thanks

ladyonzlake Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 3:39pm
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Sure thing Texastwinkie, just go to http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jhtml?type=content&id=recipe1266&search=true&resultNo=4
or visit www.marthastewart.com and do a recipe search for sugar cookies. The recipe I use is titled "Sugar Cookies". She also has one titled "Basic Sugar Cookies" which I have not tried. I frost them with royal icing.

parismom Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 3:43pm

I used both of Martha Stewarts sugar cookie recipes. I can tell you this: the one where the snowflake picture is shown is not the better of the two. I like the other one best. That's how I can tell the two apart. LOL! They were drier to me. But the other ones are really good!

bubblezmom Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 4:32pm

I have several sugar cookie recipes and the no-fail recipe is the best for making cookies in advance to decorate. The cookies stay soft and taste fresh days later.

I like the flavor of crisp sugar cookies (more butter), but they get dry very quickly.

CakemanOH Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 4:42pm

Does someone have a link to the no fail cookie recipe???

subaru Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 4:45pm

I prefer a soft sugar cookie. I use a recipe that has cream cheese in the dough. We love it. holds shape, and decorates well. stays fresh longer than some others I've tried.

slejdick Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by ceculsk

Does someone have a link to the no fail cookie recipe???




Here you go:

http://cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2055-No-Fail-Sugar-Cookies.html

There's also a link to it from Antonia74's tutorial on how to bake and decorate cookies.

parismom Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 8:33pm

I'd like to know where to find that cream cheese sugar cookie recipe!

texastwinkie Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 9:50pm

Wow! Martha has so many sugar cookie recipes! Which one is best? Thanks for helping me!!! icon_biggrin.gif

subaru Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 11:02pm

CREAM CHEESE SUGAR COOKIES
1 pkg.(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
1/2 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350. Beat cream cheese, butter, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add flour and baking soda; mix well. Roll dough to 1/8 thickness on lightly floured (I use powdered sugar instead of flour) surface. Cut into shapes. Place on parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 10-12 min. or until edges begin to brown. Ice with your favorite icing.

momlovestocook Posted 14 Feb 2006 , 11:07pm

I have not tried Collette's recipe. I have made Martha's quite a few recipes-the one from her cookie magazine a few years ago. It was my favorite until I tried the no fail recipe and I like working with that a little better.
Sandra

ladyonzlake Posted 15 Feb 2006 , 1:20am

Wow, I'm just going to have to try this No-Fail recipe. I've always used Martha's but the No Fail is getting really good reviews from everyone!

hn87519 Posted 17 Feb 2006 , 9:10pm

Colette's calls for shortening, so I'm very reluctant to try it. Ick!!

izzybee Posted 19 Feb 2006 , 3:48am

NO fail, hands down!

KayDay Posted 19 Feb 2006 , 7:59pm

I like the no fail ones best.

FunnyCakes Posted 20 Feb 2006 , 11:00am

I use the no-fail on ocassion, and I like it - but I use the Toba Butter Cookie most of the time. I love their flavor and soft texture and the way they hold their shape when baking.

llj68 Posted 20 Feb 2006 , 1:16pm
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Originally Posted by melxcloud

I tried martha's sugar cookies tonight and I completely regret having done so. The No Fail recipe is by far of the two the better. I have not tried Colette's or even seen it so i don't know how that one rates. But Martha's spread out and they are more a crispy thin type cookie having a high butter and sugar to flour content. No good for decorating. I won't be bringing these cookies anywhere.




I use Martha's exclusively now. LOVE them! If they are spreading out--you probably aren't chililng them enough before baking. What happens with me, is I cut a bunch of them at a time, park them in the fridge and bake single sheets. They are usually in the fridge at least 1/2 hour as opposed to the 15 minutes. Just a thought.

All of the cookies in my photos are Martha's sugar and they didn't spread out on me.

Lisa

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