So do any of you offer more than one flavor of iced and decorated sugar cookies? I have been thinking of maybe offering these:
1. Classic buttery sugar cookie
3. Orange vanilla creamsicle
6. Peanut Butter
7. Key lime
What do you think? Do they sound good? Do you think some will work better than others? Also, do/would you charge more for the specially flavored "gourmet" cookies? How would you factor that in?
I'd love to hear what more folks do with flavors!!!
what about gingerbread? I love gingerbread.
I'm about to pass on a family recipe that no one has had but me since my grandmother passed away 6 years ago....use it in the fun spirit that we all loved!!
Grandma Esplins Pastel Cookies
1 large package of your favorite flavor Jello
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 2/3 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Cup Shortening
1 teaspoon salt
Cream together the shortening, jello powder, and sugar, until fluffy. Add in baking soda, salt and eggs. Mix until creamy and smooth. Add in the flour.
Cover and let chill for about an hour.
Roll out and cut into your favorite shapes, and place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until edges are just turning brown.
You can also bake them using this method(the way grandma did): roll a small ball in your hands and place on the cookie sheet. Dip a flat bottomed glass into sugar and then press the cookie to about 1/4 inch thick and bake.
I grew up eating these deliectable treats and now my kids love them too. I make them every year for the holidays too. People who have had them beg me for more.
I hope you enjoy them too.
Momkiksbutt, I love your name. lol. And thanks for the recipe. I'm always trying to treat recipes & my dh is about to ban me b/c "I'm making him fat".
As for flavors, I would go w/ basic. When I finally get my business underway I'm going to offer a chocolate, my recipe (I use coconut extract) & maybe a lemon or an almond (b/c people tend to love almond). But I cover w/ RBC & it's hard to get a complimentary flavor of cookie & RBC.
Thanks momkiksbutt! I will definitely be trying these this week, I'm all for a great sugar cookie made with shortening (so I'm cheap, alright?)
Strawberry, Raspberry & Lemon are the ones I use most. Lemon is the most requested.
Does anyone have a favorite recipe that they wouldn't consider doing away with? I'd like to try a sure-fire recipe!
Refer to my above post.
If you mess these up you can cook...
Momkiksbutt..i love trying new recipes and those cookies sound sooo good..I think im going to give them a try this weekend...thanks for sharing your grandmoms recipe with us...
I do vanilla, almond, lemon, and coconut. I find that almond (my fav) and the coconut are my most popular. Right now i am trying to perfect a banana flavored cookie.
I decided this summer to experiment with a few flavors. I made my signature cookie - maple ( I know it doesn't sound that good but everyone loves it- they say"what is that flavor" ) (2 tsp for NFSC)
Then I made a batch of cookies with creme bouquet and a batch with Princess Cake and Cookie emulsion. (2 tsp)
On the creme bouquet I used one tsp vanilla and one teaspoon creme bouquet because it smelled pretty lemony and I didn't want it to be overpowering.
I baked about 30 or 40 cookies of each type and had all the office do a taste test with a scale of one to ten. Then I tested a few family members and a couple of best friends.
The Princess Cake and Cookie won with the Creme bouquet in second and maple third. All three scored really high.
It was fun and everyone volunteered to test anytime I wanted to try new flavors.
I've wanted to try that PC&C, but it's so expensive & what if I don't like it? I've just not been a fan of CB. Now if I could get cookies to turn out like the maple cream ones I got in Canada I would be set. I had to restrain myself from eating them all.
I want to experiment with chocolate cookies and mint icing, for a chocolate mint cookie.
cakekrayzie- what do you do for coconut flavor, if you don't mind sharing?
I am just starting out for selling cookies and I don't charge extra for different flavors. I figure the price per cookie is plenty to make up for the little bit of flavor that I would use. If I add an extra fee I don't think I would sell any. LOL
For my coconut I just use coconut extract & it's soooo yummy & always get great compliments. I just replace all or 3/4 of the vanilla w/ the coconut extract
So let me get this right.....you can use the NFSC recipe and just change the flavoring and you get all those delicious cookies you're talking about? or you need a different recipe for each one of this flavors?
Ok, wait , I think I wasn't very clear, I know I can't get ALL the flavors from one batch but I meat: you just need to change the flavoring to the desired flavor?
I just change up the flavoring & you get an entirely new cookie
Thanks for your help dandelion
My dh loves the NFSC with raspberry extract. Same recipe miny, just use the raspberry instead of almond. (I use both vanilla and almond in my NfSC). So I still use the vanilla but add raspberry. They are yummy but most of my customers prefer plain ole vanilla sugar cookies.
I've tried orange also. Very good.
I tried your grandma's recipe this weekend with raspberry jello and it was a hit...my family loved it and it was so easy so to make...thanks again for sharing....I will be making them again...
just use the raspberry instead of almond. (I use both vanilla and almond in my NfSC). So I still use the vanilla but add raspberry.
I've tried orange also. Very good.
Mmmmmmm great idea toleshed, I don't really sell them so I can try a lot of different flavors, thanks a million for the tip. I just bought several different flavors of Lorann, can I use them or I need extracts or different oils?
I use McCormicks raspberry extract. I have tried several different brands but always come back to that one.
I always use NFSC, but found that using McCormick Vanilla ButterNut flavoring has gotten the best compliments. I want to use different extracts with NFSC this year and see what happens! Thinking of doing large cookie favors for my class reunion next year, so have to find the best flavor that most folks will like.
momkiksbutt, THANKS so much for the yummy recipe, I can't wait to try it.
This is a great thread, I always use almond in my NFSC recipe, can't wait to try the raspberry and the vanilla butternut!!!!!
I LOVE this thread! I can't wait to get home from work so I can give some new flavors a try. My MIL brought me 2 boxes FULL of new cookie cutters last night. Yippee! Guess what I will be doing tonight?
Miny, if you use Lorann's concentrates (the ones that come in 1 dram bottles) you won't need near as much as you would of an extract.