I saw this recipe in the BH&G 2008 Christmas Cookie Book and it reminds me of a cookie that my cousin 'Kristy' the baker in Campbell, Ohio made for many years. As a little girl I would visit the bakery and he would give me a little bag and let me 'pick' what I wanted. The cookies in the case looked like 'jewels' because he used all different colors of sugar and they were lined up like a rainbow!
Imagine doing that 50 years ago, wow, it brought back so many memories. I'm not sure if this is the same recipe, I tried for many years to get him to share the recipe with no luck, he passed years ago. His recipe had a tiny dollop of raspberry filling in an indentation in the center of the cookie.......boy would I love to have gotten that recipe!!! He also used colored non-pariels but 'Zaar would'nt allow that ingredient.