This is an adopted recipe. I did a bit of Googling and learned that it is a Polish cookie! The spelling should be 'bugija' and it means "liar's cookies" as in "Have you been eating the cookies?" "No! Honest, I haven't." "Then what is all that powdered sugar doing on your chest?" Bugia, or liar's cookies, leave a telltale trail.
Nifty, huh? Enjoy!