These were among the cookies that my husband's grandmother made for the holidays. I didn't get her recipe until I was given her handwritten cookbook containing her favorite recipes. The recipe was a little "vague" so I discovered the true recipe by trial and error. To me, these cookies taste like Christmas. If the dough isn't stiff enough to flatten with a fork (depends on how big the eggs are that you use), either add more flour or just bake them as is. Either way, they are delicious and perfect for the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of "dunking"!