Ok, I'm slowly, carefully studying all the swell cookie recipes. Many of the responses were great...I won't single out any, because I'd surely miss a good one or three. In fact, I'm going to collate 'em all into a special report.
Going through all this material is starting to ignite the manic gleam in my eye. I'd promised myself I wouldn't, but I think I'm gonna wind up having this turn into more than just a utilitarian cookie bake.
But you all knew that would happen...
ps--again, if anyone bakes up any of these recipes, please leave us a report (preferably in reply to, or at least referencing, the message containing the recipe you tried). I'll do likewise.