My mother started baking these cookies with me and my eight brothers and sisters when I was a child," reveals Barbara Neuweg of West Point, Iowa, "and I carried on the tradition with our four youngsters when they were little." Now, it may not be long before Barbara's children begin making the cookies with their own tots. Reports Mom, "They've all left home to start families of their own."
Coconut lovers will have extra reason to celebrate when they taste these cake-like drop cookies. The generous frosting and coconut topping make them a hit at holiday cookie parties. —Donna Scofield, Yakima, Washington
These chewy cookies are my husband's favorites, so he requests them often. I like to make the macaroons on cold winter days and keep them in an airtight bowl on the kitchen counter. They never last long!—Peggy Key of Grant, Alabama
Since I'm a longtime cinnamon fan, I decided to give traditional gingersnaps a different twist. My husband and son agree I spiced them up just right. We live on a ranch overlooking the ocean and also own a machine shop business.
"My grandma kept two cookie jars in her pantry. One of the jars, which I now have, always had these crisp and chewy gingersnaps in it," recalls Deb Handy of Pomona, Kansas. "They're still my favorite. My 11-year-old daughter, Becky, used this recipe for a 4-H fair and won a blue ribbon."
Capture the taste of campfire s'mores in your kitchen. Graham cracker crumbs added to chocolate chip cookie dough bring out the flavor of the fireside favorite. Melting the cookies' marshmallow centers in the microwave makes them simple to assemble. —Abby Metzger, Larchwood, Iowa
My husband and I just built a new house in a small rural community in western New York. I work all day in an office, and I enjoy baking in the evening to relax. The wonderful aroma of these soft delicious cookies in our oven has made our new house smell like home.
-Jeanne Matteson, South Dayton, New York