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I finally tasted the NFSC and

post #1 of 32
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I dont really like them. They taste kind of bland to me. What do you guys do to spice up the flavor?
post #2 of 32
I added almond to the recipe. Maybe try some lemon or orange zest. I have a recipe that has the zest and it add something to the cookie. I think the blandness is good if you add royal icing which is pretty sweet so you don't have a really sweet cookie. A lot of people I know like a less icky sweet cookie.
post #3 of 32
What is NFSC?
post #4 of 32
I just finished making a batch and have to say that I too feel they are bland. I am going to "rev" them up with the whatever icing I choose. Fo I used cookies with the cream cheese in them and they are better. In their I like the flavor of gingerbread and maybe I will use those all year. There are some flavored shortbreads out their too. I also just finished the Linzer cookies from baking 911 and love them. They are a lot of work. The chocolate cookies from Toba Garretts book are a nodge better than the no fails. Guess if you want decorated cookies you have to give up some flavor. I am on a cookie quest now.
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Not sure what you are talking about. Care to tell us?
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post #6 of 32
Hoping it's the No Fail Sugar Cookie since I responded to that!
post #7 of 32
I might get rotten eggs thrown at me - BUT I think the NFSC demand salted butter *and* the salt in the recipe (I think there is salt in the recipe). The salt makes them taste rich - like a shortbread - to me. With unsalted butter I thought they were bland, too!
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post #8 of 32
I think the nice thing about NFSC is that they hold their shape and don't break when you try to decorate them. And I find they are sooo easy to make--of course my KA does all the work--lol
post #9 of 32
I bake them with margarine and use 1tsp of almond flavoring and 1 tsp of vanilla. I think they are really good!!
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post #10 of 32
Thanks All. I am doing some cookies for Breast Cancer awareness and made some of the bland ones. They do hold their shape well. Tomorrow I will make a batch with some flavorings.
post #11 of 32
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Originally Posted by JoanneK

Not sure what you are talking about. Care to tell us?



Sometimes politely asking works as well. She is talking about the No Fail Sugar Cookie recipe on here.

I found them slightly bland as well, but paired with Antonia's cookie icing they were fantastic. If you were just eating them plain, adding other flavours or increasing the vanilla would help as well. Cinnamon, almond or lemon extract, or any of the lorann oils would add some interesting flavours. I've heard people say good things about the Martha Stewart sugar cookie recipe as well, though I haven't tried it yet.

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post #12 of 32
Sorry I wasn't trying to be rude. I have been responding to a lot of posts and just tried to shorten it down a bit.

I hope I didn't upset anyone. Again I'm sorry. I would never try to be rude.

Often when reading a post one does not read it in the same voice the writter wrote it and therefore it comes off sounding bad.

I will try to be better at my posts.

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post #13 of 32
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Oh it didnt sound rude to me at all,JoanneK. I guess since I am going to put fondant on them that will help but my kids are just eating them up plain like they are going out of style. I ate one and was just like eating bread to me lol. I think I might add a different flavor to it instead of vanilla
post #14 of 32
I find them delicious with or without the icing the only problem I have with them is I find them to crumbly to roll. I have put them in the micro wave for a bit and that works and I have also added a few drops of water and that also works but was wondering if I'm doing something wrong or if there should be a little liquid in the recipe as I have heard other people have t he same problem that's where the tips of mircro wave came from
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post #15 of 32
I just posted something under 'cookies' re: taste. Someone else asked also. I find them bland, but with icing it balances it out. Still not a sweet cookie. I also use margarine and almond extract. When it sits for a couple of days (since it takes that long to ice and set) they improve with taste.
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