This fun recipe, from Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon, is one the kids will find appealing. Children can help by dipping the baked cookies in caramel and nuts —and also by eating the treats! "They just disappear at my house," Darlene details.
WE CALL these "Santa's cookies" because they're what we put out for Santa instead of the usual decorated Christmas cutouts.
These cookies remain a traditional part of my holiday baking. Besides a plate for Santa, they fill gift plates for family and friends. I'm often told they're the first to disappear.
-Evelyn Wadey, Blackfalds, Alberta
Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light up the room from the serving platter at our holiday parties.
These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal.
Oregon has an abundance of nuts, and these nutty cookies are popular with the ladies at my craft club. Growing up during the Depression, my mother taught us to use what was available and said, "It doesn't have to be expensive to be good." She was right! —Selmer Looney, Eugene, Oregon