I've been making these cookies for over 20 years. I found this recipe in an old Service League Cookbook from the 1950's. The recipe was originally contributed by the Green Bay Day Nursery, and gently tweaked over the years. I can't begin to tell you how many people have asked for the recipe. The cookies do not spread much resulting in a nice thick drop cookie. Because of the large volume of cookie dough this produces, I use my KA Stand Mixer to prepare the dough and just mix the extras in by hand with a sturdy wooden spoon. This dough freezes very well, and can be halved successfully if desired. Don't be intimidated by the long directions as the dough itself is extremely easy, I have added Variations and Fun Tips which make the instructions seem longer. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.