it's my favorite cookie, not only because it looks so great decorated, but because it really, really, really tastes good. my family scarfs them up sometimes before i can get them decorated, lol.
the dough holds its shape too which is hugely important to me.
i also like the fact that i can add additional flavor to the dough to make combinations like chocolate-banana or chocolate coconut. i add the required amount of vanilla extract and then i add just over a teaspoon of another flavor and get great results.
the recipe is from pumpkin waffles here on cc (and i use the hershey's dark cocoa):
the cookies you are asking about were the recipe as written with raspberry flavored glace (just flavored with raspberry extract). but, it i were to do this again, i would put the extract in the cookies too for an even more flavorful cookie!