Here’s an easy way to add sparkle to sugar cookies: As they come from the oven, brush lightly with corn syrup and sprinkle with your favorite flavor of gelatin right from the box. —Florence P., Marshall, Illinois
Traveling to a holiday party or cookie exchange, why not take along a plateful of these soft cutouts? "When these cookies are in the oven, the aroma brings my children running!" says Phyllis Kaiser of Ovid, New York. "They freeze well, so you can make them ahead, and you can cut them into any shape for different occasions."