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Holiday time and it always reminds me of all the varieties of cookies my mother baked. I bake quite a few varieties too and send them to my granddaughters, although I’ve learned only one variety ships without breaking. It is an acorn cookie so named because it looks like an acorn after it is dipped in Carmel and nuts,I can even make one with gluten free flour for one of my granddaughters.I’ll start baking next week.

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After Thanksgiving Mom would make Danish Butter Cookies. All day long there was an endless line of trays of cookies. This was originally a cookie recipie for the cookie press. Mom decided they were too small and rolled out the dough and cut it with cookie cutters. There we’re big boxes of cookies sent to dad in Vietnam. Or my sister and her family in Texas. To friends, to family. It was the only time of year Mom baked (other than box birthday cakes).It was when kids could have more than two cookies a day. Mom quit making them for years when we were grown. Then I asked for the recipe. I had a little boy to help me. My sister also asked for the recipie. I intend on sending the recipie to my niece this year too. Such pleasent memories.

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