The dough is very stiff and I wished I had used the stand mixer instead of the hand mixer. Dorie recommends refrigerating the dough for at least a day before baking, which I did. I found the cold dough very difficult to scoop.
I baked the cookies for 10 minutes. They were puffed, set around the edges but still soft in the middle. As the cookies cooled they firmed up to a nice, chewy texture. I can't really taste the spices, there is just a tiny trace of special flavor.
I like heavier chocolate chip cookies made with oatmeal, wheat germ, and coconut. While this recipe is not my new favorite it certainly was fun to try.