This recipe was handed down from my mother's side of the family. I'm not sure how many generations, I just know it has been in the family for many, many years. It may be a variation of a Mexican Wedding Cake, but I am hard put to explain the corn starch in the recipe. I make both at Christmas time, but my kids beg for the "Scotch Cakes". Now there is no scotch in the recipe and my family is Acadian French, not Scotch, so where the name came from is a mystery. I have never found another recipe like it except for the Mexican Wedding Cake which comes quite close. In fact a variation of the cookie states that you can add chopped cherries and nuts in half the batter. You roll them into balls like the way I make my version, but just dust with confectioners sugar, not frosting (Sound like Mexican Wedding Cakes yet?) I still just call them Scotch Cakes, because that is what my family has always called them. We make them just at Christmas time, but they would be good any time of year.