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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Heather D.

    Looks good! I have a thing for anything lemon lately, so I want to try the frosting more than the cookie. :)

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  2. Mona G.

    These cookies look delicious….need to try the recipe….

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  3. Pam R.

    Hi Kevin, I just had to comment about the size of this cookie recipe. In 1983 on my first trip to Amish Country in PA, I bought my first Amish cookbook at the visitor’s center. It was one of those local collections of recipes type of cookbooks that tells you who contributed which recipe. Well, almost all of the cookie recipes in that book made 6 or more dozen cookies. At first that seemed like a lot, but as my family grew in size to include 3 growing boys and a daughter, I really came to appreciate how big those recipes were. I always assumed that the reason their recipes for cookies were so large was that they had large families to feed and like in my house, 3 dozen cookies wouldn’t even have made it to get cooled and put in the cookie before they were gone. When you are busy taking care of your family to care for you don’t usually have time to bake cookies every day and for me making a small batch was kind of like Thanksgiving when you send all day cooking and the meal is on in 30 minutes! Making large batches really helped as it gave me enough cookies to feed the kids and their friends for afternoon snacks for several days. Even in today’s world, I still bake a large batch and freezer half and that way I can pull them out as needed.

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    1. Kevin

      Pam, you are right…Lovina always sort of says the same thing…”If you’re going to bake 3 dozen, might as well make it 6 or 8 dozen” and then they can be stored for future use! – Kevin

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