These cookies taste great and smell wonderful when they are cooking-- the whole house smells of vanilla! I like the big, soft cookie and the slightly chewy caramelized top. Hmm, they look like mushroom caps to me. When I bake the rest of the dough, I think I will try to make smaller cookies-- I love cute little cookies. These cookies would be great sandwiched with some jam-- maybe even dipped in chocolate!
By the way, this is yet another fire-using FC recipe. When is Taunton going to put out the special edition Fine Cooking: FIRE, incorporating all the flambeeing, torching, etc?