I made some cookies for the first time and I used the NFSC and antoina74 royal icing, but with the holidays comming up I was wondering if anyone has any spice or holiday cookie recipes you can use for decorated cookies.
Anything that can be rolled is a good choice -- gingerbread, rolled chocolate, rolled cutout cookie dough, etc. I stay away from sugar cookies which spread way too much and stick with any recipe that says 'rolled' in the title. Hope that helps!
What is NFSC?
What is NFSC?
No Fail Sugar Cookie. I believe the recipe is in the recipe forums.
Thanks bobwonderbuns for the hint (rolled) I didn't know that. I want something that has pumpkin, spice, cinnimmon, nutmeg....you know warm and toasty flavors. Does anyone know of any rolled cookie recipes with that in mind? I looked at the ones on her, but didn't find any that fit my description.
Here's one from Gail's recipe swap, a long time ago...
Pumpkin ROLL-OUT Cookies
3/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tbsp orange zest
1/2 cup canned or fresh cooked pumpkin
1 egg yolk
1 tsp pure vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, combine with electric mixer the butter, brown sugar and orange zest. Add the pumpkin, egg yolk, and vanilla.
Gradually add the flour and spices. Mix with your hands to create a soft dough. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out each piece to 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface.
Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-15
Decorate with favorite frosting and candies.
Another, from the same place
From: Nancy Kelley
3 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp grated orange peel
2 tbs dark corn syrup
Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon & cloves in a medium bowl. beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add orange peel and corn syrup, beat well. Beat in dry ingredients until blended. Wrap and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 375. Divide dough into quarters. Roll one section 1/8 inch thick (keep remaining dough refrigerated) Cut with 3" cookie cutters, I use teddy bears or hearts. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. Repeat. Decorate with decorative icing as desired. Makes 6 doz.
Thanks so much! This is the kind of recipe I have been looking for! I will definitly be tring this soon! Love the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg....already feels like the holidays!
That sounds good 7yyrd! I'll have to try that also.
Amy you might try just a basic "rolled cookie recipe" and add your own spices to it. I have one I use, just a real basic rolled cookie recipe and I frequently flavor it with orange oil, lemon oil, triple vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. etc. It's a very basic recipe that I play with depending on my mood and the season.
Well girls I tried the pumpkin recipe that 7yyrt posted and it was great!Very spicy, my whole house smelled like thanksgiving. IMO I felt the 1/4 tsp of spices may have been a bit overpowering, especially after being in the kitchen all afternoon smelling it. I got a little nauseated at night, but everyone who walked into my house was going crazy wanting to know what I was baking. Overall I have to say it was a great recipe. I decorated the cookies with a cream cheese buttercream. They were delicious!
Thanks Amy, I'll have to try that recipe!
Oh, heck! I should have warned you they are very spicy! I don't go halfway with flavors. If it's chocolate, it's really chocolate!
I just tried a Cinnamon Spice Cookie from karenscookies.net. It was fantastic!!! I got rave reviews for the cookies!
7yyrt, thats ok My mom who is my biggest critic absolutely loved them, which is a shocker. Everything I make is always "ok" but this time she asked for more and more. I guess she is ALL for flavor also.
7yyrt what would you say the Swedish Pepparkakor taste most like ? Thanks and thanks for the recipes.
Oddly enough they always remind me of pumpkin pie - LOL! I guess it's the spices, lots of cinnamon. (I like to add other spices to them too, like allspice and anise.)