The dough smelled amazing when I was making it. A few things though.
1) These don't work well for cookie cutters that have parts you indent into the dough. When the cookies bake, they kind of puff up, making my "gingerdead men" look rather obese, and destroying the skeleton imprint.
2) Don't overcook them. I liked them chewy, then you could actually taste the flavors. When they get too crispy they just sort of taste like overcooked sugar cookies. That said, if you undercook them they don't set and they fall apart and look gross, so it's a fine line.
I wanted to try them with the gingerdead imprint cookie cutter, and fill the dents with icing, but since the imprint part puffed up and disappeared, I didn't bother making icing.
I omitted the orange zest, since it usually grosses me out, but I sort of wish I hadn't, since the orange flavour wasn't very strong at all. Next time I will try with the orange zest. Will definitely make again. Easy recipe, smells AMAZING when you're making it. Tastes good.
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Sep. 22, 2012