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Cindy Randall asked for help in finding a recipe for a cookie called Christmas Jewels, which she believed came from a "Farm Journal" cookbook.
Marjorie M. Jennings of Vero Beach, Fla., who may be as big a cookbook junkie as I am, found the exact recipe Randall wanted.
"Once again my $1 garage sale investment has come to the aid of one of your readers," she wrote.
Lots of other Cook's Corner sleuths found similar cookies with similar titles.
"My Mom used to make them and they were called Jam Thumbprints or Jam Jewels," e-mailed Dev Steffen. "I think the name came from `Jewel' shortening years and years ago. I have my mom's high school cookbook (from 1931) that has all kinds of cut-outs from labels from Jewel Shortening, Swans Down Cake Mix, Miracle Whip and all kinds of things."
Suzette Crim says that her family has always made the cookie with pecans "but almonds would be good, too." June Moody of Kathleen, Ga., drizzles a glaze on the cookies made by whisking together 1 cup confectioners' sugar with 1" teaspoons almond extract and 2 to 3 teaspoons of water. You can use the jelly or jam …