These cookies were a nightmare. They need far too much work to make them happen. The dough is insanely sticky and impossible to roll, way too difficult to warrant the effort. I bake every year for Christmas and I'm no stranger to complicated recipes. But this? The only reason I didn't throw them out and move on to something easier (like, advanced calculus) was because I am stubborn, and the cookies weren't going to win. I hated every moment of working with them. I'll never do it again.