This was my second trial cookie recipe from Southern Living and it was a second fail. The dough was super wet and sticky and difficult to work with. I couldn't resist and tried a cookie that had split and wouldn't hold filling right away. It was thick and stodgy, a generally unpleasant texture. And mine weren't gorgeously red... they were a reddish brown. After allowing the cookies to cool I tried a second and it's hard as a rock. I love the idea of these cookies and will be looking elsewhere for a good recipe.
I haven't made these yet but would like to. Just wondering how they should be stored due the cream cheese in the thumbprint topping?