The Nelson Family has been enjoying these cookies since our children were very young. We found the recipe in the Sixth Printing of Betty Crocker's Cookbook, page 202, "Gingies". The description reads, "A happy tradition at the famous Girard College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The boys hoard them...old grads long for them. An excellent dough for Christmas cookies." Our family agrees, as do our guests!! These cookies also make wonderful ornaments for the Christmas tree and have been known to reappear year after year...if they didn't get eaten first!!