I woke up this morning with a craving for one of my favorite tiny foods, my mom's Coral Island Cookies. I have renamed them Bird's Coral Island Cookies in her memory. Don't ask me why, but her nickname was Bird. Guess that's the only way to shorten Bernice!

I've loved these cookies for fifty years. They are buttery, rich, not too sweet and they're a perfect dessert recipe for your Tiny Food table at a party!

I'm making these today and they are not destined for a party. They are all going into me. Not at once though - here's a little tip if you're a one person household and still like home made cookies:
  • Make up a double (or triple!) recipe - it's work mixing up cookies so why do it twice?
  • Now, put about 1/4 of the dough aside to make your fresh cookies, then take the remainder and roll it into your balls, put these on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer for a couple of hours, long enough to harden them.
  • Take them out and place one cookie sheet's worth of the balls into separate baggies and place them back in the freezer.
  • When you want your cookies again, take them out and thaw, then just continue with the rest of the recipe instructions!
Now you can have fresh home baked cookies ready to bake!

Okay, my oven's ready for the first batch - have to run! P.S. Mom, I still love your cookies the best! In Loving Memory of Bernice Marie Blin Dennis, aka Bird, my Mom.

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  1. I can smell these delicious cookies baking! MMMMMM! The problem with me and homemade baking is that I eat every crumb.

  2. My grandma used to make something similar only she called them "Thumbprints". Whatever you call them, they are delicious. I guess I'm going to have to follow your example and bake a batch. I can always share them with the grandkids - if I don't eat them all first.

  3. Pam - mine are all gone (except for the ones I froze)! I only bake about 8 at a time in a small toaster oven - when you're by yourself any more than that is too big a temptation!

    Melodieann - yes, I think most people do call them Thumbprint cookies. I tend to under bake mine just a little because I don't like crunchy cookies.


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