These amazing cookies almost didn’t make the cut because I messed them up the first time I made them. I wasn’t paying attention to how I was supposed to roll them out (the directions say a 12-13-inch square). I rolled the dough waaaaaaay too thin, like a pie crust, and it was a mess to roll up. The cookies were not pretty. I actually took a picture and was going to put in a bloopers post for later.
But then I tasted one.
Oh Em Gee. It was so good.
Something about the hint of orange married with the vanilla and cinnamon in the most tender cookie imaginable (despite the fact that I massacred it) — I knew I had to make it right.
So I made them again and then had a friend make them. Both times, when we followed the directions, they turned out perfect. Lesson learned. Follow the darn directions.