This is like a page ripped from my childhood. My mom made soemthing that looks exactly like this at Christmas & it was called a tea ring. Cinnamon Wreath Bread - my mom made these, but they were called Swedish Tea Rings
For our recent anniversary, I offered to make my husband a batch of whatever cookies he chose. He picked these checkerboard butter cookies, a combination of my Basic Butter Cookie recipe, plus a Mexican Chocolate variation.