Posted: 12/26/2012 1:39:05 PM
My review should have given 5 stars - didn't click it right.
Posted: 12/26/2012 1:37:10 PM
My mom got the receipe when it first came out, and we've been making them every Christmas since then. We use the original receipe and sprinkle with powdered sugar. We call them "sticks". I put some in a container for work with some peanut butter cookies - they picked up the taste of peanut butter and are even more delicious.
Posted: 10/17/2011 2:52:34 PM
Years ago, I made this recipe on a regular basis, and then lost the recipe somehow. I even lost the Bake-Off cookbook that it was featured in. So glad to have found it again. It's a fantastic, easy to make cooky. I used to dip the ends in chocolate (like Biscotti). Yum! Thanks
Posted: 7/9/2009 6:35:35 PM
Mom made these when we were growing up (1950's and '60's)- without the nuts- and they are my absolute favorite. Delicate, buttery, perfect for a special occasion.
Posted: 5/19/2009 8:35:27 AM
Followed recipe exactly, and impressed by the flavor and crispness,and appearance. Will try the variations on the printed version, such as orange rind. Wish I could have a recipe for a savory version, with herbs or cheese. The accordion folder is a great tool.
Posted: 9/10/2008 6:47:05 PM
I used non-stick spray on the foil for easier removal. I found that allowing them to cool 30 seconds or so on the foil also helped since they are somewhat delicate. Adding lemon extract in place of vanilla and dusting with powdered sugar made a delicious cookie. I would recommend this recipe to even the most novice of bakers. It is extremely easy to prepare and makes a wonderful presentaion because of their unique shape.
Posted: 8/17/2008 3:47:29 PM
This recipe is a winner! I had modified the shape of the cookie for a simple round versus the "tooth pick" shape, but none the less, "It tastes is good"! The walnuts add a delightful surprise.