After years of being told that you simply cannot buy replacement parts for Swiss Army knives, I looked up the Victorinox website and -- BEHOLD! -- you can buy all the little tweezers, toothpicks, scissor springs, and whatnot you need to keep your gadgety goodness going. Which I did.
These little goodies are a personal invention of mine, first created with my then-eight-year-old daughter, Anna (stryck). They are very loose and gooey when baking, prone to burn if not watched, and very, very soft after they've cooled. A troublesome kind of cookie, but worth the trouble. They have a chewy consistency and a thick, malty taste.
CURRANT DROPS (Anna’s Plop Cookies)
1/2 cup shortening 1 cup honey 1 egg 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp coriander 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ginger 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 cup dried currants
Cream together shortening and honey. Add egg and beat. Add flour and spices. Stir in almonds and currants.
Drop from teaspoon at least 2” apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Cookies will be very soft when taken out; wait until cooled to remove from sheet.