At least, I didn't like them. Until I made them with a good recipe. My sister is at school in Boston, and these happen to be her favorite cookies. So instead of going with a random recipe, I pulled out the fancy cookbooks devoted solely to cookies my stepmom gave me. There were rwo recipes from two different books, so I went with the recipe I'd have to do less substituting with.
I figured I had to try one since after all, I did make them.
Fantastic. Totally chewy. Cinnamony but not dominating. Sweet but not nauseating. While they won't be my new favorite cookie, I won't turn them down again (assuming I make them, of course!)