I came up with this recipe after my husband and I returned from our first trip to Hawaii. Dipping these tropical treats in a good cup of coffee brings us right back to the wonderful memories we made there.—Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia
Julia Child had a love of live and French cooking as described by her and Alex Prud'Homme in My Life in France. The woman who introduce Americans to the delights of French cuisine would find these crisp, chewy French-style macarons cookies a delight, too!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
I love to cook and bake, and I think these are the best-ever Christmas cookies. Tender almond-flavored dough with a sweet cherry filling and thin glaze just feels like the holidays.—Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
Sometimes that “missing ingredient” idea comes to me in my sleep, and I have to jot it down. The surprising filling in these cookies make them fun to bake and even more fun to eat! —Angela Sheridan, Opdyke, Illinois
Whenever my husband and I visit family in Maryland, we all cook dinner together. Everybody offers up ways to improve recipes, and that's how this dessert came to be. Sugar cookies from the bakery make a speedy "crust." —Barb White, Ligonier, Pennsylvania
I combined recipes to create these heart-shaped cookies for my Valentine's Day, but you can enjoy them anytime. My children are grown, but I still bake the cookies for my husband and myself and for others.