Oh sure, this recipe is all over the place. So, being the outrageously inventive person that I am, I decided to give it a try. (snicker, snicker—outrageously inventive—hahahahahaha)
After I got married and started doing my own Christmas baking, I made a deal with myself to try at least one new cookie recipe each year. I am generally fiercely loyal to the family favorites that my grandmother used to make, but through the years I have allowed that maybe there were other good recipes out in the world, too. My reasoning is that my Granny liked to try new recipes, so I am honoring her both by using her recipes and also by trying recipes that are new to me.
These cookies passed the “whole family” test of approval. I personally found that I could down four of them without even thinking about what I was doing.
Fresh out of the oven, with just a bit of time to cool, the cookies are crispy around the edges and chewy-soft in the center. After they sit in a covered container, the entire cookie becomes soft. Either way, they taste great.