For the ease of the recipe it gets a 5 but for taste a 4. Homemade still rules but these fit in a pinch for a quick cookie recipe for my grandsons. Snickerdoodles is my oldest favorite. This recipe does not have the buttery taste of his favorite recipe but it is a good cookie. I baked mine for 9 minutes and let cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to rack.