1. Take a 10-in. cookie dough rope and make a circle with about 2 inches of each end overlapping.
2. Taper ends and twist where they overlap.
3. Flip the twisted ends over the circle; place ends on edge of circle.
Here's a different look from all the round or cut-out cookies. It's easy to shape this shortbread-like dough into a pretzel. You can also sprinkle them with colored sugar or sprinkles.— Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona