I would love to hear the best flavorings you have used for your decorated cookies.
I will be using MelissaRHK's icing recipie. (The Emma's E's)
I take a standard RI recipe, and add cotton candy flavoring to it. DIVINE!
I use and really like the all-natural flavorings and extracts from Spices, Etc. They add a fun touch to my cookies and I use them in my RI or dough or both. I started out with Coconut when I read that Cook's Illustrated ranked their all-natural Coconut Flavoring the highest in their taste tests. I got some and it was excellent. Since then I have also tried (and love) their Orange, Lime, Lemon, Raspberry, Cherry and Pumpkin Pie Spice. Their Clear Vanilla is a staple for me when doing white or light colors as regular vanilla will tint the RI and I do not want that. The other Clear Vanillas that I have tried before finding them were artificially flavored and I did not care for the taste. I was ecstatic when I found this one as I have since switched to all-natural flavorings. If you ever wish to try them, here are discount codes for a first time order:
CC9 flat rate shipping of $4.95 for orders within the US only
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Choose the one code that applies to you or what you want and enter it at the beginning of checkout and then continue on.
The Flat Rate shipping will be the first option for shipping under the billing information and the 15% off will show up when looking at the summary.
If you need it, here is a link to the page on their all-natural flavorings and extracts:
Once you are on their e-mail list, you will get other discount codes (reduced shipping/free shipping, etc.) in the future.
Some of my other cookie friends have tried them as well and like them. I know that they are working on other flavors and am eagerly waiting to see what they are.
I like to add butter flavoring, or lemon flavoring. I've used marshmallow flavoring but do not notice any differences in taste. My next trial will be cheesecake flavoring when i can get around to ordering some.
I completely second Tracy's recommendation for Spices, Etc. flavorings. in fact, I placed another order with them just this week!
I love the clear vanilla for icing, and I also really, really love the amaretto, chocolate, toffee, caramel, cherry, and raspberry! I've tried pumpkin, lime, brown sugar, and strawberry too. I haven't found one I didn't like!
I just ordered blueberry, so I can't wait to try that one!
Thank you, Tracy, for the recommendation. I used Wilton's clear vanilla and it was not good. I ended up leaving it out of my second batch of icing. I just placed my order for coconut, clear vanilla and cherry. I can't wait for it to arrive.
Cheesecake sounded yummy, but i couldn't find it on their list. ???
I think that Luv2bake6 is using products from another company.
Have fun with your new flavors! I used Coconut in my dough and in my RI, once together and other times with Coconut in the dough and either Lime, Orange or Lemon in the RI. It made for fun tropical flavors.
Yes, you're right. While i have some flavorings from spicesetc, i also use flavorings from Loranne and they have a cheesecake flavor.
Thank you so much for your input!
TracyLH thanks for reminding me of Spices, Etc., I had come across them some time ago and so forgotten about them. I will definatly be making and order. Thank you for your time to respond. I have browsed your photo's and am always amazed!
Ladies you have made me a cookie addict. I have done many new designs and can't wait to try others.
Happy to help! Have fun with your cookie-ing!
I've got an e-mail this morning for the new promo (1 week)..
it's free shipping over 45$
And vanilla product are in sale
These sound great, but shipping to HI is so expensive!
SweetPooh - I looked and it adds $3 on top of the regular shipping to send to Hawaii. Verano just saw the free shipping promo and if you get on their mailing list, they will have reduced shipping/free shipping promos in the future as well. Hope that helps!
I get most of my flavorings and baking supplies from the Amish communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. They are so reasonable and we enjoy the trips.