I believe the recipe is wrong. It calls for 2 tablespoons vanilla and I believe it is suppose to be 2 teaspoons. (I should have known better and questioned this before making them) Also, 12 minutes at 400 degrees is not long enough. Every other recipe I have pulled since call for 325 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes, some even longer. They had a strange taste due to the vanilla and they were raw in the middle.