yummy Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 2:40pm
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Which one do you perfer and why? Best taste easiest to work with?

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millicente Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 3:12pm
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I have not tried either can't wait to see the outcome of this..........

GeminiRJ Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 5:52pm
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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!

millicente Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:12pm
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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

vonnie99 Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 6:48pm
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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.

kwdonlon Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 8:10pm
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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!

bonniebakes Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 9:21pm
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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.

Honeydukes Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 9:22pm
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Both are on my "To Try" list, too. I love Karen's Chocolate Chip Roll Out as well.

Honeydukes Posted 2 Oct 2007 , 9:23pm
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Both are on my "To Try" list, too. I love Karen's Chocolate Chip Roll Out as well.

amaniemom Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 3:49am

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

bonniebakes Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 12:03pm

thanks, amaniemom!

millicente Posted 3 Oct 2007 , 5:19pm

what is the IMHO?

amaniemom Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 2:20am

IMHO means in my humble opnion.

millicente Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 1:33pm

oh ok thanks

peardream Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:12pm

Do you find the roll out chocolate chip cookies easy to decorate? Do they have a nice smooth surface like regular sugar cookies?
Thanks.

millicente Posted 4 Oct 2007 , 3:17pm

good question

minorcan Posted 7 Oct 2007 , 2:24pm

I am verrry new to cookies. Your ideas and suggestions are really great. I really want a sugar cookies recipe that tastes good as well as looks good. I am going to try the one's you all have talked about.

Hope I don't ask too many questions -

Can you tell me what NFSC means?

What is Satin Ice?

How do you get cookies that are flat for decorating?

Thanks for all the tips, tricks, and recipes.

Minorcan

IrishCookie Posted 7 Oct 2007 , 11:01pm

I have tried Karen's recipes and I really love using them. But I have not heard of Penny's - can you give her link so I can check it out. I love learning different recipes.

cookiemookie Posted 8 Oct 2007 , 7:44am

Well I have tried Karens cream cheese cutouts and her white chocolate rollouts. For the longest time I only used NFSC but wanted to expand my horizons with new recipes. I also tried Penny's.

I have to say that NFSC are still my favorites, but Karen's white chocolate rollouts and the cream cheese rollouts are rapidly becoming favorites. What I love about the white chocoate ones is I didn't need to chill them before I rolled them out. They are so delicious and smell heavenly while they are baking! My kitchen has never smelled better!

Penny's was good but used way too much vanilla, plus It HAD to be chilled to roll out as well as the others.

I can't wait to try karen's choc chip rollouts next!

They all taste good, but I really didn't think Penny's was exceptional to work with.

ShortcakesSweets Posted 8 Oct 2007 , 7:52am
Quote:
Originally Posted by minorcan

I am verrry new to cookies. Your ideas and suggestions are really great. I really want a sugar cookies recipe that tastes good as well as looks good. I am going to try the one's you all have talked about.

Hope I don't ask too many questions -

Can you tell me what NFSC means?

What is Satin Ice?

How do you get cookies that are flat for decorating?

Thanks for all the tips, tricks, and recipes.

Minorcan




NFSC - No Fail Sugar Cookie

Satin Ice is fondant

To get cookies flat for decorating you just roll your cookie dough out very thin then cut with the cookie cutter.

minorcan Posted 8 Oct 2007 , 11:33am

Thank you for the info.

frostedbliss Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 6:26pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Penny's cookie recipe! I am a nut for cookie bouquet type cookies and this is the best recipe I have found! Very easy to work with. Sets up nice and doesnt spread when baking. I don't always have cream on hand so that is the only bummer, but I love the flavor. I have not tried her icing recipe because I use Antonia74's. It is easy and yummy too! Good Luck!

cambo Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 6:43pm
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Originally Posted by frostedbliss

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Penny's cookie recipe! I am a nut for cookie bouquet type cookies and this is the best recipe I have found! Very easy to work with. Sets up nice and doesnt spread when baking. I don't always have cream on hand so that is the only bummer, but I love the flavor. I have not tried her icing recipe because I use Antonia74's. It is easy and yummy too! Good Luck!




Must agree 100% A friend made Penny's cookie recipe and I was blown away by it....so I tried it and LOVED it! I also paired them with Alice's Cookie Icing....which I could swear is a knock-off of Cheryl & Company's cookie icing....delicious!!!!!

FromScratch Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 6:55pm

I have not tried Karen's cookie recipe, but I do like Penny's better than the NFSC for sure. I like the texture of Penny's much better and my DH feels the same way. The Cream Cheese Cut Outs sound really good though.. might just have to make some to see.. icon_wink.gif .

tonedna Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 6:55pm

mmmm...now i wanna try it!...lol

yummy Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 7:06pm

Thanks everyone! I guess I'll try Penny's recipe.

imagine76 Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 7:07pm

could i please have a link to all these wonderful cookies?

tayesmama Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 7:09pm

Yup, love Penny's!!! Tastes great, works great! Just couldn't get any better for me! But a few q's about Karen's:

How's the choc chip rollout work? Does it spread at all?

Been looking for a choc chip rollout for awhile. I have one but am not too wild about the taste...

Thanks fellow CC'ers!

peardream Posted 10 Oct 2007 , 8:34pm

I tried the choco chip roll-out the other day. They are pretty tasty but seemed a bit salty for my taste.

They didn't spread but I wanted to decorate them like sugar cookies and they seemed a bit uneven (on the tops). That might've been my own fault for not rolling it out right....

Now my first experience with royal icing...that was a disaster! I couldn't seem to get the consistency right...it was spreading everywhere and when I added powdered sugar to thicken it, it was still too runny.
It was really humid out yesterday so that might've contributed but...
I swear, at the end of the night, I wanted to throw the cookies and icing against the wall and scream...

Oh well...I'll try again later

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