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I will not rate this as I would not like to be responsible for destoying a perfect rating , BUT I have to say this cookie was very bland and dull to me. It was doughy tasting ( and texture as well) even when cooked a little to long and I was very dissapointed.
I waited til I had 3 batches made before posting my rave review for this tremendous recipe. Not only is it now my hubby's favorite and most requested cookie recipe, he has shared it with his soldiers and they are requesting this addictive treat! Let me just not, I did not have butter so had to substitute butter-flavored shortening. Much to my surprise they were still remarkable. I divided the dough into 3 balls. The first I rolled into a log and sliced for baking. The second sat in the icebox several days. I then took a slice and wrapped it around an unwrapped "kiss" or "hug", lowering the oven temp to 300. Yum a yum yum yum! The 3rd roll went into the freezer. When baked, that also came out tasting wonderful and had a good consistency using both methods mentioned above. In other words, I think it would take a major mess-up to do harm to this recipe! It's on my list to use as a pie crust as suggested. Just imagine - low sugar pudding with a whipped cream topping. omg. Poster, you're doing yourself wrong if you are just storing the recipe here and not tasting for yourself. That is, unless you're afraid you won't be able to stop eating them!
Fabulous recipe. Also makes a PHENOMENAL pie crust for people who don't like traditional flaky pastry (like me). The recipe as written is just about right for a two-crust fruit pie. The almond extract may be distracting from some fruits (particularly berry pies - it works well with apples and peaches, though), so leave it out and use a full teaspoon of vanilla instead.
These are *TDF wonderful* & clearly require a cook more disciplined than myself ~ one who will not lessen the yield by eating the raw dough w/a spoon as the batches cook! Ea bite is full of buttery-rich & creamy goodness. I favored mine plain, dusted w/powd sugar or coated w/my Lime Margarita Bar Mix. For DH & his huge Icelandic sweet-tooth, I also topped some w/a lovely lemon curd & then choc sprinkles atop Cream Cheese Frosting by Bev. This recipe is 10* worthy & then some. Thx for sharing this keeper w/us. :-)
Oh My! These are amazing! The dough is super easy to work with and the taste is so yummy! My 12-year old and I had a wonderful time making christmas cookies with this recipe. Thank you so much for posting! :)