I got this recipe from an old small town country newspaper many years ago. I first made them for a United Way bake sale. They were so plain looking that they were one of the last things to sell until someone tasted one and bought all 7 dozen. From that time on, I am known for these (like grandma used to make) cookies and the recipe is always requested. They are so delicious you can't stop at just one. As well, they are chewy, they stay chewy and they freeze beautifully and even when thawed they are chewy. You can decorate them with a white icing if you like but I just keep them plain. I have even had two marriage proposals because of these cookies.