Alright, I am willing to make these cookies for anyone, but I consider them one of my few family recipes that stays with me. I love to make them, and they're fairly quick, but they call for a lot of ingredients. Thankfully, I keep most of them on hand, so it's not difficult to whip them up in a pinch.
Because the recipe is so large, (it calls for a pound of butter, among other things,) I always make a half recipe. Even then, I have to place my hands over the edges of the bowl when the mixer's on to keep it from overflowing.
I made these for the women's retreat I went to this weekend, and they were a hit. I brought fifty cookies, and came home with the broken pieces of about five cookies.There were around thirty women at the retreat, so I figure that was pretty good.
Now, I am definitely cookied out. Maybe some bread next?
P.S. My hubby is fantastic. Tonight he made me a salami sandwich, when I was perfectly able to make one myself, because he's sweet and I was being lazy. MMM...hubby sandwich...