I recently made my first batch of Dorie Greenspan's World Peace/Korova cookies and followed the directions to take them out at 12 minutes, while still seemingly unfinished. They taste floury and the texture is gritty, like the sugar wasn't mixed in. The recipes say they are supposed to be crumbly, but the flour taste and gritty texture are not good. My other shortbread recipes (successfully baked) say to be sure shortbread is well cooked.
Does anyone know if this is how world peace cookies always are? Any suggestions for baking the second log (e.g. bake for longer)? Did I not cream my butter and sugar enough? Thanks.