I make my holiday cutout cookies ahead and freeze them without frosting. They keep better that way. Before a potluck, I thaw the cookies and frost them. They taste and look fresh-baked. —Jean M., Scandinavia, Wisconsin
"I rely on this tried-and-true recipe during the holidays," relates Sandy McKenzie of Braham, Minnesota. "The cream cheese frosting complements the cookies' gingery flavor and sets up nicely for easy packaging and stacking."
As much as I love giving away my baking, a few goodies—like these cookies—are "keepers". The light anise flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture make them a perfect after-dinner treat. —P Marchesi, Rocky Point, Long Island, New York