This is an old family recipe on my husbands side that was handed down to me when his father passed away...I did try to research this on line but it is nowhere to be found...I talked with my husband and his sister about the recipe and they told me they remember watching their father the home baker, lovingly rolling them pencil length and making the shape of what we now call the breast cance bow and sprinkling sesame seeds on them and putting them in the oven. Then waiting anxiously for them to come out so they could have one, around Christmas time every year.
1Sift together all dry ingredients, except sugar into large bowl.
Cut in Crisco, beat eggs in separate bowl with sugar and vanilla. Mix in Egg mixture into Dry ingredient mixture till well blended, add cold water a little at a time as needed till dough is slightly tacky.
2Leave in bowl, cover with plastic wrap chill for an hour. Preheat oven 350*
On lightly floured board or mat, knead till tacky is gone, pinch off 1" pieces roll into pencil shapes and wrap into a bow like the (breast cancer bow and place on lightly greased cookie sheet sprinkle with sesame seeds place in oven.
3Cook from 10-12 min or till a nice golden brown, let cool approx 3 min on sheet before moving to rack to cool and place in airtight container for storage.