Crown Gems are a sweet nugget cookie. They really are little gems of goodness. Mom Audrey always made this recipe with Mystic Lakes sweetener, a syrup made of a variety of fruits. It is no longer available, but any liquid sweetener will work just as well. I like to use maple syrup because of its delicate flavor. You can use maple syrup, honey, or agave for this recipe. Bake these cookies in a cupcake paper that's placed in a mini-muffin tin. These flavorful cookies are perfect with tea.