Two people sent me recipes after my request on Facebook. The first one was Michele, a teacher in Illinois with the most gorgeous blue eyes and curly hair you’ve ever seen. No, I’m not FaceBook stalking her; I went to college with her. I know all of this from seeing her in person.
I was so excited to get this cookie. We went to a Swedish college, and I just figured Michele came from a long-line of proud Swedes, making this cookie as far back as when they came from Stockholm. I have zero cultural influences in my life, so I was happy to get this obviously handed-down family recipe.
Yeah, I double-checked all that. Michele is Polish. She just likes these cookies. Well then. That’s okay, too.
It’s a basic butter cookie base, with the fun addition of egg whites to whip and roll the cookies in, and then roll in chopped pecans. And the maraschino cherry? Divine.
Cookies today: 48
Cookies this year: 1127 and a batch of mints