Great cookie, or biscuit as we would call it in Australia. I made as written, adding the vanilla at step 2 (you might want to add it to the directions). You are so right about not over baking. My first tray was in the oven for 12 minutes, the second for 10, and third and fourth for 8 or 9. The last ones turned out the nicest. The sweetness is just right for us and for a lot of other people too. Hubby took half the batch to share at the tennis club this afternoon. He's popular now. Thanks for posting. FOOTNOTE: I made these three days ago and there are still a few left. I didn't think cookies could improve with age, but these sure have. They've gone from 5-star to 10-star creations. Oh yum!