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
My grandmother gave me a cookbook that has all kinds of recipes, from restaurants favorites to snacks. This is a slight twist on one of the first recipes I made from the book and it is by far one of the best. It's best to store these in the refrigerator.—Mary Murphy, Evansville, Indiana
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 made chocolate truffles as a Christmas tradition for many years. I created this recipe to incorporate my truffles into the center of fudgy cookies. It was a hit with friends and family.—Patricia Harmon, Baden, 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.