Delicious! The dough is a bit hard to work with - not sticky to the touch, but sticky enough to stick BAD to the rolling pin (I have a marble pin) and tear up your best efforts at rolling 1/8 in. thick dough. It's easy enough to dust the counter with plenty of flour, but I had to dust my dough a LOT on the top to keep it from sticking to the pin, and this left unsightly white flour all over the tops, which I wanted to decorate all cute like the picture. Second batch, I used unsweetened cocoa to dust the top. Better, but still not ideal. Honestly, I think a rolling pin cover is the only way to go, or covering the dough with a clean linen towel (a regular kitchen towel will leave towel impressions on your dough). If you have the stick-to-it-iveness (no pun intended) to deal with the rolling woes, the flavor of these cookies is wonderful - all gingerbread-y with a hint of dark chocolate. Followed the recipe exactly except used 4 oz. Ghirardelli 60% chips (couldn't find the bar) and used Nestle unsweetened cocoa as that was what I already had on hand. Wonderful Christmas cookie. Edit: I made a white choc frosting from 4 oz melted white chocolate, 1/2 c. softened butter, 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla, and milk - 1 t. at a time till desired consistency. Whipped together with an electric mixer and it made fluffy delicious frosting which really went well with these cookies (it's soft frosting though, so don't stack the cookies too deep unless you want cookie sandwiches!)
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Delicious! The dough is a bit hard to work with - not sticky to the touch, but sticky enough...