Jen Goldsmith: Mixed reviews here- some really liked them and some thought they were a fairly nice but bland cookie overpowered by a really sweet glaze. Beware: even slight overbaking makes star-shaped hockey pucks!
OlgaV: This cookie is like Laura Ingalls Wilder, homey, and makes the house smell good with the toasted almond and cinnamon. If you bake this before an open house, your home will be sold in no time at all!
Juliette : A bit crispy for my taste, but a very fine cookie to have with a cup of tea. The orange flavored icing certainly is the best part - and it makes them look lovely !
Julia Broadbooks: Or candy canes, because I'm a rebel! The dough was a little dry and crumbly, making it hard to roll out, but the cookies themselves were crispy and delicious.
Adriana Sahliyeh and Eliza Young: We wanted to love these, but they were so dry! Got milk?
Alyssa: I don't usually make cookies because they feel labor intensive, and I've never done cookie-cutter type cookies, so this was fun to try. For my personal tastes, I don't love the end result; they're good but not exciting and for the work involved, I'd rather just have chocolate chip cookies! I'm sure my co-workers won't mind eating these though.
J & Indra: When we followed the recipe as written, the dough was dry and the cookies burned quickly. Incorporating 1/2 cup of milk yielded chewy cookies with deliciously complex flavors.
LPTexas: At least I'm consistent: I've never had a Martha recipe for rolled cookies turn out. This one was a crumbled mess.