Ok all.... Thanks to Courtney for bringing these fabulous little things into my life!
These (according to Courtney) were Thomas Jefferson's favorite cookie.... Someday I am going to search for the presidents fav cookies and bake them...Ohhhhhhhhhhh Presidents Day...FABULOUS!
Here is the recipe.
1 cup shortning
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs (well beaten)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp soda
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
dried marichino cherries... I did not have any and used jumbo chocolate chips
Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add, blending well. Drop (I rolled them to make the pretty) by teaspoons on greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes (mine took 9 minutes) at 375 degrees,
I placed the chocolate chips on the rolled cookies before baking... The marachino cherries are done the same way.
ADDED: Pretty cool idea from Gabby.... Take the sugar and salt out... these make great dog cookies!