My grandmother would always have a plastic tub of these cookies waiting for us when we would come to visit. This is a very old Southern recipe--my grandmother cooked for many years with a wood-burning stove, so the baking temperature is approximate. You may need to adjust the temperature up or down, depending upon your oven. Of all the wonderful things that she made, these were the best! They are great with milk or coffee, and they are a much-loved family favorite.