I have been dying to make this recipe for awhile because of the lovely story Dorie tells about them. If ever a cookie could inspire world peace, these truly would be the ones. So, I think you have to go into making these cookies with the mind set of "everything will work out fine". I worked quickly without over thinking the recipe and things turned out well. Normally, I would have a little panic attack when I try to slice cookie dough and it breaks apart. Instead, I did what Dorie advised and pushed the dough back together and sent it off into the oven.
I had just made some pumpkin ice cream which made for fun little sandies with the cookies. The pumpkin ice cream recipe can be found here. It is a very simple recipe and was great the first day- however the texture got a little too firm on the second day so I'm not sure I would make it again.Thanks to Jessica of Cookbookhabit for inspiring world peace this Tuesday, you can find the recipe on her blog. Check out what the other bakers did and get busy making these cookies!