This is like the one national holiday of another country that people seem to pay attention to. I don't know why, though there's something oddly appealing about it. I made cookies for the occasion. These cookies are supposedly French, which perhaps the quantity of butter can attest to.
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups flour
2.5 tsp. cinnamon.
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, flour, and cinnamon. Roll into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with a glass. Cook 10-12 minutes at 325 degrees. Makes approximately 30 cookies.
I added the blue sprinkles to festive them up a bit. The recipe is kind of squashed together from several different recipes on Cooks.com.