Raspberry Pistachio Pinkie Print Cookies served at Brown's Court. Grace Beahm/Staff

This classic cookie is so easy to make that you barely need a recipe. In fact, it’s a perfect preparation to commit to memory, and Carrie-Ann Bach of Brown’s Court Bakery has supplied the measurements and method worth knowing. Although this version calls for pistachios and raspberry jam, once you’ve mastered the basics, you might start wiggling your pinkie whenever you have an interesting preserve in the pantry.

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Eating all of the chicken livers just as fast as I can.