I frequently make these cookies for work pitch-ins & family get-togethers. They are always a big hit! I was given the basic recipe several years ago by a lady who showed up at my garage sale—and she wrote it down during our conversation about baking. I have perfected different varieties over the years. Please see my other recipes for how to make the following versions of this cookie: lemon, chocolate chip, & sugar cookies. This is a really versatile recipe base—experiment!! This variety makes the perfect "bread" for home-made icecream sandwiches. These cookies are also EXCELLENT when you use dark raspberry chips, peanut butter chips, or nuts.