Mary Lechasseur says that her Grandmother Mary "Mae" Jones from Knowlton's Landing Québec made these as did Aunt Daisy. And that she's named after her Grandmother Jones.
1 cup shortening or butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, beat all well
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda dissovled in 1 tbsp of hot water
2 tsp cream of tartar sifted with
2½ cups flour approximately
optionally add 2 tsp to 1 tbsp caraway seeds
Roll thin. Bake 325° to 350° oven 8-10 minutes.
Can be sprinked with sugar before baking, or optionally add some currants.