I don't know how you got this to work by following the recipe. I actually followed the recipe exactly (something I rarely do) and it was a disaster. The dough was impossible to work with because it was so sticky, making the cookie cutter approach unsuccessful. I ended up rolling it into balls with my hands and flattening them out with my fingers. After 15 minutes in the 200 degree oven, they were mush. I turned it up to 350 and baked them for another 15 minutes, and then they were golden brown. I give this recipe 2 stars for taste, and -3 for directions.