Posted: 1/25/2013 7:12:16 PM
My mom and i have made these for years until she passed away 5 years ago. i have the original receipt from the 1950's or 60's. We used it so much that it is not in the best shape anymore. These cookies remind me of mom, just like some of the other people in this review. But quit often we don't put the chocolate on them,some of the family think they are too sweet with the chocolate. But we all agree that these are great!!
Posted: 12/16/2012 11:50:41 AM
These are my favorite Christmas cookie. My mom passed away recently and I will be baking these this year in her memory. I have never made them before because she always sent us a box of cookies at Christmas, at least for the past 25 years. I have her rolling pin and will remember her love for us kids as I roll out the cookies.
Posted: 8/20/2011 10:38:33 PM
I agree, also, with all the wonderful comments. They are a tradition in our family's Christmas baking. Someone gave me the recipe right after I got married so they always bring back wonderful memories through the years and have been passed on to my children's families.
Posted: 12/8/2010 9:52:42 PM
I agree with Owlie and the others....
I have spent so many years making these cookies with my Mom. She passed away recently and I know she will be right next to me every time I make these with my girls.
Posted: 12/5/2010 9:56:13 AM
I have made these every year at Christmas since they won the Bake Off in the 1960's. It was my Dad's favorite. I think of him everytime I make them.
Posted: 1/1/2010 11:24:59 AM
This is a cookie my mother made every year at Christmas. Since she passed away I missed watching her make it; but each year at Christmas brought back fond memories of her baking this cookie. This past Christmas I tried my hand at making them. Although they wern't as good as mothers(in my mind only-everyone else loved them) I felt closer to my mother; remembering each year as she made them for over 30 years. They are a wonderful cookie-mother even had the Cookbook from the 1961 Bakeoff with the recipe in it. The cookbook cost her .35
Posted: 12/18/2009 3:16:11 PM
I have been making these for years for Christmas, they are so beautful and delicious. The whole family count on having these at Christmas, worth the work.
Posted: 8/19/2009 4:36:23 PM
Made these using shortbread cookie (like Pecan Sandies) instead of baking cookies. These are GREAT!!
Posted: 8/10/2009 1:23:03 PM
This is one of the best recipes ever. I couldn't find my copy (due to a couple of moves) and am thrilled to find it because the holidays aren't quite right without them.
I've never seen these done as individual cookies and love the look but since I bake en-mass for the holidays, bars are easier!
When I first made them I used a regular cookie sheet instead of a jelly roll pan, so the end product had a thick base. I also used more caramels because I thought the bars looked and tasted better. When I switched to the jelly roll pan, I doubled the base and used an entire bag of caramels.
Posted: 12/7/2008 2:29:50 PM
My Mom baked these cookies when they were first published and its been a family tradition since. If we don't have them, it just doesn't feel like Christmas. We usually end up making several batches, cause once they are made friends and co-workers want some too. The recipe takes a little time but it is worth it. The smallest ones get to unwrap the caramels so everyone gets involved.