These were so rich and warm and not too sweet. I really liked them and will definitely make them again. I also liked that they used oil instead of margarine or shortening, which made them a very convenient recipe (and very visiting-omnivorous-relatives-friendly).
The recipe made 40 cookies for me (versus the 2 dozen as stated in the book). Cookie scrooge am I.
The turbinado sugar was indeed sparkly in the cloud-sifted afternoon light.