Cookie Virgin No More

Baking By lecrn Updated 19 Jan 2010 , 2:06am by lecrn

lecrn Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:27am
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Hi cookie experts,
I just made some sugar cookies for the 1st time & really enjoyed making them. I used the NFSC recipe and covered them with fondant & RI. They turned out pretty cute, but I would like to perfect them a bit & try different techniques.
How do you get the dough to an even thickness?
I've read something about rotating the cookie sheet while baking to achieve doneness?
What degree do you bake them?
Does anyone have any favorite cookie websites or blogs with tutorials?
Thanks so much!!!

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sweetlybaked Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 2:36am
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I love the NFSC recipe here or Penny McConnell's. The temp depends really on the recipe and your oven. I believe rotating does too. Antonia74's tutorial on here is a great way to start then just experiment! Good luck.

Mrs-A Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 6:55am
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im thinking of trying to make cookies for the very first time - can you give me the link to the NFSC receipe?

thanks and congrats

bonniebakes Posted 18 Jan 2010 , 3:08pm
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Congrats on your first endeavor into the world of cookies!
Everyone in the cookie forum is loads of help - just ask away when you have questions!

recipe - The NFSC recipe is in the recipe section here on CC (no fail sugar cookie). I love Antonia74's royal icing recipe (also here on CC) - it's wonderful... easy to work with and doesn't dry "rock hard" to break your teeth, but does dry hard enough to stack and bag.

thickness - I have a set of plastic bars that are differnt thicknesses that I use so that they stay the same thickness, but I know a lot of people use dowels of different thicknesses to get the same effect.

baking - I do rotate my cookie sheets - if I'm baking 2 sheets at a time, about 2/3 of the way through I rotate from top to bottom and turn the pans in the oven. I bake my NF's at 325°F, and bake for a little longer than the recipe calls for, until lightly golden and even in color.

There are some really, really helpful threads and articles on here...these are some of the ones that I think are best for those just venturing into the world of cookie creating.

Antonia74s article
http://www.cakecentral.com/article54-How-To-Bake--Decorate-Cookies.html

cookie books
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-626258.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-621477.html


cookie thickness
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-625137.html


cookie recipes
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/2055/no-fail-sugar-cookies
http://cakecentral.com/recipes/3993/pennys-cookies


hope that helps!

~Bonnie

lecrn Posted 19 Jan 2010 , 2:06am
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Thx so much Bonnie!
I actually made NFSC & Antonia74's RI. Both were great.

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