At the downtown Chicago law firm where I work, we often bring in goodies for special occasions. When co-workers hear I've baked these melt-in-your-mouth cookies, they make a special trip to my floor to sample them. Best of all, these crisp, buttery treats can be made in no time. —Janis Gruca, Mokena, Illinois
Nothing goes better with juicy strawberries than whipped cream and chocolate. This tasty combination from our Test Kitchen is decadent and fun, so it’s ideal for kids and adults alike!
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We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut.
-Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado
“This treat is the perfect balance between tart and sweet, and the almonds in the crust are just wonderful. This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. Enjoy!” —Charis O'Connell, Mohnton, Pennsylvania
Next time you get a pint or two of perfectly ripe strawberries, make my favorite pie. It combines fresh berries and a lemony cream cheese layer. If you’re in a hurry, use a premade pie shell. —Janet K Leach, Granger, Washington