I'VE HAD this recipe for years. It's economical to make, yet results in a delicious cookie.
At Christmastime, I invite my grandchildren to join me - it makes a simple baking experience for them. They especially like sprinkling the powdered sugar on top...and the taste-testing afterward!
-Pat Oviatt, Zimmerman, Minnesota
THIS is an old recipe my mother used. With seven children in the house, she made larger quantities, but I adjusted the ingredients to be just right for the two of us.
Its "snowy" look makes this a perfect dessert for the winter months.
-Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
THIS recipe caught my mother's eye back in 1925. It appeared in the local newspaper published in Jamaica, New York. Dad bought a paper every day so he could read while commuting on the El train.
It quickly became my brothers' and my favorite dessert.
-Louise Stuhr, Chatham, New Jersey
THIS RECIPE has been in my files for a long time...probably from when I first learned to bake.
Any chocolate lover will like these melt-in-your-mouth cookies. I make them year-round with variations. They're even richer with a thin coat of icing or as a sandwich cookie with frosting in the middle.
-Sarah Bueckert, Austin, Manitoba
CREATED by my husband's cousin, this salad appeared in her church's recipe book.
Since it's quick and easy to prepare, I make it often for my husband and me now that we're "empty nesters". It's light and attractive.
-Nancy Vavrinek, Adrian, Michigan
THIS SAUCE was first served to me by my mother, who was a wonderful cook.
During these months when strawberries are so plentiful, I like to keep this sauce on hand so I can improvise a delightful dessert for just the two of us. It's delicious over ice cream or angel food cake.
-Joyce Courtney, West Chester, Ohio
THE EXTRA TASTE of peanut butter in the middle of the cookie is a delicious surprise the first time you bite into one.
It's a nice, soft cookie and fun to make with little helpers. Kids love to put that extra dab of peanut butter in the middle and snitch some at the same time.
-Jeannette Mack, Rushville, New York
IT ONLY TAKES MINUTES to get this cake into the oven. It's one of my favorite desserts.
I love serving this treat to guests, and it's also one of my grandchildren frequently request I make for them.
-Margaret Sanders, Indianapolis, Indiana