I like spritz cookies because they're easier to make than rolled cutouts but I can still be creative with different shapes and sizes. Feel free to substitute vanilla or rum extract for the maple flavoring. —Dierdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
A chef at a local culinary school gave me this recipe, and I've been using it for years. Italian cornmeal cookies are from the Piedmont region of northern Italy. They're not too sweet, and the glazed cherries add just the right touch.
After taking a trip to Vermont during maple harvest season, I just had to make something using maple syrup. Because I love maple, walnuts and spritz cookies, I combined all those elements to create these perfectly delicious bites. I adore the aroma when these are baking.
Everyone in my family craves these fancy-looking, dipped cookies because they satisfy the need for something chocolaty, crunchy, sweet and nutty, all in just one bite!—Irma Lowery, Reedsburg, Wisconsin
As much as I love snickerdoodles, I needed something smaller and a bit more special for my cookie swap. I gave them a simple makeover by using a cookie press and adding warm chai spices.—Elisabeth Matelski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin