I tried this recipe for the first time for Halloween. I made one batch of these cookies and decorated them with royal icing and handed them out to my friends and classmates at school and they all LOOOOVED IT! Seriously, I make treats every year and these have got to be the most popular so far. I made the dough and let it chill in the fridge and came back to read the reviews on this recipe (stupid, i know, i should've read them before) but many people said to add more vanilla and sugar because they were too bland. So i went back to the dough and added another cup of icing sugar and kneaded it with another teaspoon of vanilla. I let the dough chill overnight and while I was rolling out the dough, i only took out about an orange sized amount of dough to work each time while the rest stayed in the fridge. I found it still got sticky and hard to work with very easily. I also didn't line my cookie sheet with parchment because i ran out, and when i baked the cookies they were tougher to get off. Also, i let several batches in the oven a little too long and they picked up some colour T__T, make sure you keep a real good eye out on these cookies, even 2 minutes could make a difference. When i tasted the cookies, they were still a tab bit bland, but since i iced them with royal icing later on, it didnt really matter. However if you aren't going to ice these, i would recommend using about 3 cups of sugar and a tablespoon of pure vanilla extract, maybe even some cinnamon if you like.
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I tried this recipe for the first time for Halloween. I made one batch of these cookies and...