Simply impossible to roll and to cut with a cookie cutter. I will not make this recipe again.
Spiced Vanilla Cookies
0cammu0 Posted: 12/19/08
isleblue37 Posted: 12/23/08
This recipe turned out just like the picture! Just follow the recipe! It was incredibly simple. I presented them to some co-workers and was greatly appreciated. Remember, the dough is supposed to be crumbly, that's why your chill it. Suggestion: pairs well with a latin american blend coffee; it really brings out the spices in the cookies.
gobbledeegouk Posted: 12/24/08
These tasted good BUT very labor intensive. Wasn't worth all the effort for the cookie that turned out. I wouldn't make again is because of all the rolling in plastic wrap, fridge & freezer waiting. I subbed out nutmeg for ground cloves which I prefer to nutmeg. Tasted fine
Pumpkadoodle Posted: 12/23/08
These dough is dry and crumbly and impossible to work with. Do not be deceived by the picture!
MLW81608 Posted: 12/29/08
Not a strong vanilla taste. The cookies were fair but I am not sure that I would make again given the work.
cookiemunster Posted: 04/19/09
I made these for Christmas... I loved how they were crispy and not too sweet. They weren't the most popular but I thoroughly enjoyed them - great with a cappucino or tea.
katenyc Posted: 11/24/09
As another reviewer mentioned - these are very labor intensive. Once done, they aren't too sweet, which could be nice but there's just nothing special about them. I added a powdered sugar glaze to mine to add a little interest. But, again, they aren't that great and all the chilling, freezing and rolling just doesn't make it worth it to me.
LouLouBrownie Posted: 09/21/12
I really like these, but mostly because they make an excellent base. After reading the reviews, I just dumped in the vanilla, maybe 2 to 3 tbsp. Hard to tell because I really did just let it pour. I omitted the other spices because I wanted to use these little cookies as bases for lightened samoa-ish cookies since my sister was craving them a few days back. Well...I somehow made 78 heart shaped cookies out of this recipe. So, I made the samoa-ish cookies, a turtle topped cookie, and a chocolate-almond glazed cookie. They're all excellent and my Mom has probably eaten a third of the turtle cookies already. Definitely a good base for your imagination to run wild, which is why I say it's worthy of a special occasion where decorated cookies are desired.