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
Lisa Campbell-Patterson of Des Moines, Iowa shares this chocolaty cookie that's cooked in a waffle iron. “I got this recipe in high school. It's always been a family favorite and it's also fun to share with others. They usually are surprised at how they are made,” she relates.