How do I get this look?

May 21, 2020
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I'm trying to achieve the LOOKS of the cookies shown in the first two attached pictures. They are the most beautiful cookies I have every seen. Specifically, what I want are:
1) The smoothness of the surface
2) I'm not sure how to describe this, but there seems to be a shininess or glossiness to it, just slightly.
3) The shape/layering of the cookie?? It reminds me of a sand drip castle:
Overall... it looks like they form small chunks of cookie dough, then place them on top of each other into a ball shape, and let it do its magic when it bakes. I don't know, I'm really stumped.

I'm a beginning baker and the last picture is what my cookies look like. This is the recipe I'm using, but I decreased the size to make it more in line with the dream cookie.

What can I do to my cookies to make them look more like the ones I have attached?