I'M BACK!!! It's been awhile since I've really baked...you know with real butter, eggs, and flour. I returned to find six new baking books I'd ordered. This recipe for Thimble Cookies is from The Amish Cook's Baking Book by Lovina Eicher with Kevin Williams. The book is not only filled with wonderful baked goods, but with stories of the Amish. Chapter Three on Cookies starts off with "A house should have a cookie jar for when it is half past 3. Children hurry home from school as hungry as can be. There is nothing quite as splendid in filling children up as spicy fluffy ginger cakes and sweet milk in a cup. A house should have a mother waiting with a hug. No matter what a boy brings home a puppy or a bug. For children only loiter when the bell rings to dismiss. If no one is home to greet them with a cookie and a kiss." ~Author unknown. My mother believed that and many days we'd hurry down the path from my grandmother's house to see what Mom had been baking; peanut butter, snickerdoodles, chocolate chip, etc.
The cookies are unique, but there's also chapters on pies, breads, rolls, cakes, bars and brownies. I can see this book becoming a fast favorite. Enjoy!