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
"This delicious cookie recipe has been passed down through six generations and was brought to America from Germany in 1846! It's a holiday tradition in our house and we're proud to share this wonderful recipe with you."
- Tanya Juhasz, Newberry, Florida
This recipe has been handed down through many generations of my husband's family. These cookies were always in his grandmother's cookie jar when he'd visit. Today, he enjoys them more than ever—and so I do.
Using prepared cookie dough gives you a nice head start to your own little forest of Christmas trees. Get the kids involved in this holiday craft to keep them busy making memories.—Sue Draheim, Waterford, Wisconsin