Dried cherries lend sweetness and texture to these easy holiday meringue cookies. They’re simply delicious and very low in fat. They also provide a great light dessert for those family members on a gluten-free diet. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma
Brimming with candied fruit, coconut and pecans, these sweet morsels resemble fruitcakes. My grandmother would bake and serve the cookies in decorated miniature paper or foil muffin liners, and I have carried on the tradition.
Ruby-red jam and colored sugar add a festive look to these crisp sandwich cookies that are perfect for Valentine's Day. "My husband loves coconut, so I'm always looking for new recipes to serve on his birthday or holidays," say Jo Ellen Helmlinger, Columbus, Ohio.
Instant coconut cream pudding mix is the key to these crunchy cookies that are perfect for dunking. "For variety, use chocolate or lemon pudding instead," suggests Susan Putkonen of Gilbert, Minnesota.
THESE COOKIES earned me a first-place ribbon at the county fair. They remain my husband's favorites—whenever I make them to give away, he always asks me where his batch is!
I especially like the fact that the recipe makes a small enough batch for the two of us to nibble on. —Penny Ann Habeck
With their yummy raspberry centers, these chewy cookies will disappear from your picnic table fast. My mother used to make these, and they were always my favorite. Now my family enjoys them, too. Store the cooled cookies in a sealed container to keep them soft. —Cheryl Giroux, Amherstburg, Ontario