My mother was a terrific baker. She had a large assortment of recipes and we loved them all. There was the thumb print cookies, the Sonja Henie cookies, the little curved cookies rolled in powdered sugar that melted in your mouth, and more. BUT our favorite of her recipes was the turtle cookie. We loved how it looked and how it tasted. Yum. We assumed, and she never said anything to the contrary, that she invented this cookie. One year, my family encouraged me to enter a baking contest with "mom's recipe," which I did. I didn't win, thank goodness. Last year, my older sister sent me a copy of a page in a cookbook that she got. It was the story of the Snappy Turtle Cookies. Yes, that's right, Mom's cookies were originated by another person. Her name was Beatrice Harlib and she lived in Chicago, Illinois, just like our Mom. Did Mom know her? I doubt it. Well, my sister and I had a laugh about that. We can't talk to Mom about it, because at nearly 97 (in 6 days) she won't remember where she got the recipe or even the cookies themselves, though she'd love to eat them. I've posted the cookies on my other blog, here.