I really wanted to like today’s cookies because Recipezaar reviewers gave the recipe 5 stars, but something was off and it wasn’t the Kahlua. The original recipe calls for butter-flavored shortening and I used regular, but I seriously doubt the convergence of artificial butter flavor and coffee liqueur makes these any better. Besides, it wasn’t the flavor so much as the texture that I didn’t like. It was doughy and creepy.
If you make these and like them, don’t be embarrassed to say so. They were quite pretty and I want someone to say they taste as good as they look (like the reviewers), but I’m just not into these and wish I’d started the day with a different recipe.