When I was a little girl I used to love to go into my grandma's pantry around Christmas time and snitch these cookies. She kept them in large ceramic crocks. I'd sneak in and grab a handful. She also kept fatigmon in the crocks, and covered them with a fresh white cloth. I'd snitch a few of those,too. Here's one of her crocks...I still have it!
But my favorite cookie were these thumb shaped shortbread cookies covered in cinnamon and sugar. They just melt in your mouth!
Grandma's Cinnamon Thumbs
5 T. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
2 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix and roll into ladyfinger shapes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. While hot, roll in a mixture of 1/2 c. sugar and 1 Tbsp. cinnamon.