This basic buttery frosting has unmatchable homemade taste. With a few simple variations, you can come up with different colors and flavors—from orange, lemon and mint to chocolate and peanut butter. —Diana Wilson, Denver, Colorado
It's handy to have this sweet creamy frosting in the freezer when you need to decorate a cake or cupcakes. Just thaw in the fridge and spread. "It's easy to tint with food coloring for a special look," assures Evelyn Comeau of Virden, Manitoba.
I was making the cookies for my son's classroom party and in my haste, I used regular sugar for the confectioners' sugar called for in the original recipe. I didn't realize the error until the first batch was baked. I sampled one and noticed that it was not as crunchy as usual but I thought they tasted better so I kept baking.—Leah Gallington, Corona, California
These are the best pineapple cookies—sweet and moist with real tropical flavor. Because they are unique and look so pretty, these cookies are a hit whenever I serve them. People can't seem to eat just one! —Mary DeVoe, Bradenton, Florida