I finally found the time to try the sugar cookie recipe, and it was worth the wait! I left out the orange flavouring, and substituted 1 Tbsp orange juice and 2tsp orange zest. I really liked the way that it all worked out, and will be making them again in the future.
Latest note- unless you plan to freeze these cookies, they don't keep well! One day, tops before they're dry. They're no longer on my 'make-again' list. Oh well...they had the right flavour....almost!