This is a family recipe passed down from my grandmother \u201cPearl Alice\u201d to my mother some 40 years ago. My mom made these cookies every year as part of her annual baking week at Christmas time. Mom used red and green icing to fill the cookies for the little ones in the family and jelly filling for the adults. She would store the cookies in a special cookie tin that my grandma used for many years for the exact same cookies. It became known as \u201cGrandma\u2019s Famous Cookie Tin\u201d This is a very easy recipe that doesn\u2019t require odd ingredients. So, of course, I decided I could tackle it when I began baking cookies 15 years ago. I still make this cookie every year for my neighbors and friends. I think of my grandma every moment that I\u2019m making, baking and eating the cookies. My only daughter is now married and living in North Carolina. When she started baking cookies for Christmas last year for her new husband, this was the first recipe she requested. It will indeed be passed down to another generation.