From Freeport, Illinois, Lois McKnight sends these sweet sandwich cookies. "My brother and I enjoyed these peanut butter treats when we were young," she recalls. "I made these cookies for my children, and now I make them for my grandchildren."
Get ready to pour yourself a cup of tea, because you won’t be able to resist sampling one of these cookies. Almonds add taste and texture to the simple strips that are dressed up with raspberry pie filling.
In Boulder, Colorado, Ruth Marie Lyons turns yellow cake mix into this nicely spiced dessert. "My husband's aunt gave me the recipe several years ago," she recalls. "Each time I bring it to work, everyone enthusiastically consumes every crumb."
Grated lemon peel in the batter and on the icing of these soft cake-like cookies gives them their fresh citrus flavor. The recipe makes about three dozen of the tender treats. —Betty Thompson, La Porte, Texas
After receiving a trifle dish for Mother's Day, Julie Williquette of Hartselle, Alabama created this pretty dessert. "Made with sugar-free instant chocolate pudding and fat-free frozen whipped topping, it's easier on the waistline," Julie notes. "My chocoholic husband loves it so much that I usually serve it on Father's Day, too."