Within this tiny cookie lie centuries of history and tradition. And considering how fast they are to make, you have time to review the rich journey they took around the work to our tables today. Not only is it delicious and easy to make, it’s also a healthier alternative: its almond content helps lower cholesterol. However, with so few ingredients, each is important, so there’s little room for error. In this article, Jane Spector Davis explains how each element should be understood and handled for the best results. She offers baking tips, as well, which will help train your eye for other baking successes.