Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mmmmmm.....Flavoring Cookies

Fall is a great time to add special flavors to your cookie assortment. A few weeks ago, I did an experiment. (My friends and family love it when I say I need them to try my experiment. ;o))

I have bought several natural flavorings from Spices, etc in the last year.....and wanted to try them out fully within my cookies AND icing. In my experiment (being the CRAZIE person that I am!), I made THREE types of dough and icing........great....THREE TIMES the work! lol

Caramel flavoring in my caramel apples that I've already shown you in this previous post:



Then pumpkin pie spice flavoring in my pumpkins......


And chocolate and coffee flavorings in my leaves and acorns (along with cocoa as described in my FAQ)......


Everyone enjoyed sampling my "experiment"! Yum....


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I hope you'll try a few flavors. I had a blast experimenting with them.....and everyone enjoyed the flavors. I have plans for different flavors for each holiday. Mmmmmmmm

8 comments:

Mmayhugh said...

I would love to know more details about how the cookies tasted. And how much flavoring you added. And if/what you would change the next time.

wendy said...

I agree...I was not convinced that the flavor was fantastic. Scared to buy something that is just average or just not really tasty enough to use period. I used pumpkin pie spice in my dough with not much luck in the taste department (according to my family). They said "some flavorings are just not made for cutouts". I'm really interested to hear your families comments on the flavorings. :)

overtimecook said...

These look so gorgeous! I love the flavor/taste combinations you created here.

Olgalopez said...

you have cute cookies.
Regards
olga.

Cookiecrazielady said...

I recommend 1-2 tsp of flavoring.....taste the dough and icing as you add it. Some flavorings need a lot more added than others. I found the caramel to not be as strong as the other two. So those weren't as "flavorful". The chocolate/coffee ones were probably the best.....but that is because I also added cocoa to the dough and they were super chocolatey. The pumpkin spice has been a hit all season.....anyone that likes pumpkin flavored treats likes this flavoring.

Cookiecrazielady said...

I disagree with your family, Wendy. I think sugar cookies are an excellent treat to add flavorings to.

You have make sure you add enough, though. My family's favorites were pumpkin spice and chocolate/coffee. The caramel flavoring was weak.....so I needed to add more.

Cristin Sohm said...

I love flavoring my cookies in different ways. Like you, I did caramel in my caramel apples and that is oh so yummy and my favorite was root beer flavoring in root beer float cookies, I can't even tell you how delish that was! I've also done banana flavoring in banana cookies and apple flavor in apple cookies, lemon flavor in lemon cookies and grape flavor in grapes cookies. I still have a bunch of flavors that I haven't even tried yet. The only one I didn't really care for was bubble gum flavor in bubble gum machine cookies. It tasted too fruity in a cookie I thought, but all the others were super yummy and fun to play with.

Paty_rolon said...

 great job pam

 
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