Dodgie's Holiday Butter Crisps
From the kitchen of: Mindy Keyes Black, copy editor. In my family, holiday food means all things dough. One of my grandmothers (from a little town in Tennessee) always invited me over as soon as the calendar flipped to December to help bake her scrumptious Butter Crisp cookies. We made them for neighbors, teachers, her hair stylist, the postman--everyone we could think of--taking frequent breaks with Granddad to munch on the ones that broke. Dodgie, now 90, isn't baking as much as she used to, so my kids and I make sure to send her a boxful now and then. The key ingredient, Dodgie maintains, is the cream cheese.Prep: 25 minutes; Chill: 30 minutes; Bake: 12 minutes.