This recipe, from writer Francis Lam, appeared in our 2012 Cookie Advent Calendar
. Francis says: "The holidays are for a little too much: A little too much giving, a little too much on the plate, a little too much sleeping it all off. But these cookies are perfect for perspective. They're so simple, tasting of just butter, sugar, and wheat, but so delicious that you remember: Sometimes, that's all you need to be happy."