These are a favorite cookie from my childhood that my Mom Betty made alot less frequently. She was a fabulous cook and baker. I did not appreciate all the work rolled out cookies took vs drop or other easier methods till I was grown. My daughter loves these and like my Mom I don't make them every year. While I've found easier recipes that imitate some other time consuming ones, I've never tasted any cookie that comes close to these. I usually made them as trees and sprinkled with green sugar. I occasionally made them for Valentines Day in heart shape with red sprinkles.