i'm slowly breaching the dark side too!! i made cookies for valentines and now i'm trying to find any opportunity i can to make cookies
HOWEVER.... NFSC? Failed. TWICE. and, not to be too cocky, i'm the kinda person that gets it right the second time around after a major fail. no such luck here. third time, came out really well however i still have issues with it and maybe you guys can help me with troubleshooting?
the first fail was because there was way too much flour. i read somewhere it was better to weigh it than measure cups - second time i weighed it and it ended up being too little. 3rd time i aimed for an amount in between - worked great.
but when i'm rolling it out and using my cookie cutters, i find i have to chill (stick it in the freezer) until it's hard before i can separate it from the outer cookie (if that makes sense... the 'scraps'?) and it's just so time consuming to wait cos i have a tiny old freezer so not only am i only able to fit a try in at a time, i have to wait 10 mins before i can separate it/arrange it nicely so i can bake it.
i've tried penny's cookies and those worked like a charm, no chilling in between required, except i'm not making enough of it to justify wasting $2 of whipping cream for only.. what was it? a tbsp worth for the recipe?
so the question is.. anyone know of a happy place in between those recipes? one that doesn't require constant chilling and doesn't require ingredients that a baker may not always have on hand (availability not being the issue - but waste)?
sorry to hijack this thread but i figured it would attract all the NFSC users.. after all.. that's what brought me here lol
(i'm thinking of making cookies tonight)
(edited to add my question.. didn't realize i typed so much and forgot to put my main point in lol)