These were really great! I have an everlasting qeust to find the perfect sugar cookies, and this has come pretty close to being it. Straight from the oven they are soft, but after the cool they get harder and crispier. So, I took them out a little before they looked done since I like soft cookies. Also, the recipe calls for lemon extract,and because I am not wild about the lemon taste (just my preference)though they were still pretty good, I used 1/8 tsp almond extract. I think they might be even better without it, just vanilla extract. Thanks sp much!
Very soft and yummy. I really liked the spices. The only thing I changed was instead of 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 butter, I just used 1 cup butter. It turned out fine with the change. I took them to a friends house, and they loved them! My father, who really likes raisin oatmeal cookies, also loved these. And then, when a friend of mine tried one of these cookies, she said that there are certain foods that are really enjoyable to eat, and these cookies are one of those!
Excellent cookies! Wonderful! I loved them. I am one of those people (now, don't laugh) who is looking for the perfect sugar cookie recipe. This is almost it. I can't say that it is THE recipe yet, because I need to try some more still, but this is really truly a wonderful recipe. Right after they came out of the oven I flattened them a little, because that is how I like my cookies. I don't like the round kind of cookies :). They had a cracked appearance on top, and were chewy. Yum! Thanks, Stephanie! I think I like these better than the Blue Ribbon Sugar Cookies.
This was a good white cake. It was a little dense, I was hoping for a lighter cake, more like the box cakes. But my Mom loved, and declared it the best white cake.
Excellente...if you follow these modifications: you'll need about 5 1/2 cups packed broken peices of bread, omit the butter, 3 cups milk, add abotu 1/8 tsp almond extract, and 3/4 tsp nutmeg. I also added 1 medium apple, cored, peeled, and chopped, and made a streusal topping of about 1/4 c. butter, and maybe 1/2 c. each of brown sugar and flour...play around with the flour and brown sugar until you have a cookie dough consistency. Oh, and another must, pour the batter into your pan, and then put that pan in another pan filled with water...it may sound like a pain, but it is worth it, believe me! If you will make the little changes, you'll have yourself a divinely simply scrumptious bread pudding !!! You might also have a hand cramp from all the writing you will be doing, as everyone will be asking for the recipe! :)
I have gotta say-these were not great-if I could I would give them 2 stars and 1/2, but seeing as how there is no 21/2 star, I decided to go with 3. I have this everlasting quest for the best ever drop sugar cookie recipe-chewy,tasty,not too flat,but not too thick, soft like a Subway cookie-and this was definetly not it. It was okay if you are looking for a cakey bisuit type cookie....
ok, somehow I deleted my first review for these cookies... basically all I said was that these are really good, I have tried a lot of sugar cookie recipes and these are among the top two, the other one being Cracked Sugar Cookies I. These are nice and soft. Make sure you don't cook them too long, they are done when you just start to see a little color, kind of a yellowish color, but very slight, don't worry they will harden! The dough and the cookies themselves taste kind of like the Break 'n Bake that you can buy in the grocery stores! So, thanks so much, Cindy! It's been a couple of weeks since I posted the above statements--I made both this recipe and Cracked sugar cookies I and compared them. I took one bite of one and then one bite of the other--this is definently the best sugar cookie recipe I have EVER tasted. There is no lack of flavor, these are so awesome! They look good, taste good. You don't even need frosting. They kind of remind me of Sugar Cookies that you can buy at Subway. I just want to encourage anyone looking for a chewy, soft, yummy sugar cookie to TRY THIS RECIPE!!!!! I give these ************************* 25 stars!!!! I wonder what they would be like with white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts???? I might try that...if I do, I'll let you know...
These were great. Delicious. The only changes I made were an extra 2 T. sugar, which is needed; and I soaked the raisins in boiled water for 5-10 minutes to make them nice and plump. Oh, and I added a teaspoon cinnamon. Yum. Will make these again.