I love baking Christmas cookies and have made dozens of different kinds, from drop to shaped to bars. This recipe sounded and looked so good, I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. Rarely have I had a cookie fail so badly. The cookie itself was delicious, but they looked horrible! The first batch spread out way too much and I ended up with huge, amorphous, striped cookies. I tried dipping them in the candy cane/sugar mixture, but that just looked strange so I didn't bother next time. The next batch, I tried to roll each worm much smaller and the cookies did turn out better, but still didn't look very good. Since the dough was so soft, even after refrigerating for 2 hours, I put it in the freezer for an hour to see if I could make one more batch with harder dough. That didn't work either; the dough became too brittle too roll. In the end, I just decided to give up on the rest of the cookies because it wasn't worth all that prep work to get mediocre-looking cookies. I'd rather my boyfriend eat the dough than waste my time on these cookies. I have plenty of recipes that turn out much better cookies with a lot less work. What a disappointment! I won't bother with this recipe again. Suggestions: If you don't mind how your cookie looks, this is a tasty recipe, but very time intensive. Using butter instead of margarine might prevent the cookies from spreading so much and I'd skip the candy cane topping or follow one of the suggestions on
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I love baking Christmas cookies and have made dozens of different kinds, from drop to shaped...