I made these for my holiday book group/cookie exchange and they went over very well. Used exact ingredients with no changes. Unlike some reviewers, my cookies did not taste like fried fish although I may try the butter-flavored shortening next time just to see the difference. Some notes...(1) I cooled the melted shortening for 10 minutes before adding the rest of the wet ingredients to it. Beat it with a hand mixer on high for 1 minute before adding it to the bowl with dry ingredients. Mixed wet/dry by hand. Portioned and plastic-wrapped dough in thirds and chilled for 1 hour in the freezer to save time, working with one-third at a time. Cook time was perfect, averaging 9 minutes for most (they will look undone but don't overcook). Cookies will flatten after cooling for a couple of minutes on the baking sheet...don't try to remove them to a cooling rack until they rest for a minute. Drizzled confectioner's sugar icing with a fork over half the cookies to add some variation to the platter. Great with coffee or tea!
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I made these for my holiday book group/cookie exchange and they went over very well. Used...