Originally Posted by melxcloud
I tried martha's sugar cookies tonight and I completely regret having done so. The No Fail recipe is by far of the two the better. I have not tried Colette's or even seen it so i don't know how that one rates. But Martha's spread out and they are more a crispy thin type cookie having a high butter and sugar to flour content. No good for decorating. I won't be bringing these cookies anywhere.
I use Martha's exclusively now. LOVE them! If they are spreading out--you probably aren't chililng them enough before baking. What happens with me, is I cut a bunch of them at a time, park them in the fridge and bake single sheets. They are usually in the fridge at least 1/2 hour as opposed to the 15 minutes. Just a thought.
All of the cookies in my photos are Martha's sugar and they didn't spread out on me.