These tempting treats take advantage of store-bought oatmeal cookies, ice cream and peanut butter. You can roll them in crushed candy bars or nuts for an even fancier look. Just pop them in the freezer when you're eating.—Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
The variations on this original recipe are almost endless. For double chocolate puddles, use semisweet chocolate chips for the vanilla chips. Or make peanut butter puddles by substituting peanut butter chips and peanuts for the vanilla chips and mixed nuts.
In Amish and Mennonite homes, home cooking is guaranteed delicious. So when I found this recipe in an Amish cookbook, I knew I had to try it. It's become a favorite of our family as well as the folks at our church fellowship.
To celebrate the pitter-patter of tiny feet (or any occasion), crisp buttery sugar cookies like these are a hit, hands down! They cut wonderfully into delicate shapes and look festive decorated with pink and blue sugar.
-Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa
Our town of Decorah, in the northeast corner of the state, has a rich Norwegian heritage.
That heritage is evident at holidays and during our annual "Nordic Fest", when krumkake is king! There are demonstrations of Krumkake-making in many store windows, and this rich delicious pastry is served at most family dinners and bake sales. —Imelda Nesteby, Decorah, Iowa
Mom and I formulated this recipe back in the '50s after visiting a friend's farm where they made the most delicious sour cream ever. Our first try was perfect, and these apple squares soon became a favorite to serve at social functions. Years ago, we made six pans of these squares when a young Johnny Carson presented his magic show at our card club!
"TRANSLATED from Norwegian, the name of these cookies is 'sand tarts'. They're most attractive if baked in authentic sandbakkelse molds, which can be purchased in a Scandinavian import shop. Most any decorative cookie mold will do, though, and the interesting shapes will make these tarts the focus of your cookie tray!" —Karen Hoylo, Duluth, Minnesota