Sue Violette of Neillsville, Wisconsin sends these chewy snacks that are perfect packers. Take them with you on car trips, hikes, or pop them in the kids' lunch bags. And with lots of oats and apples, you'll have plenty of fruit and fiber in every bite.
"Our three grandsons gobble up these soft, chewy oatmeal cookies at breakfast with some yogurt and a glass of juice," writes Dolores Kastello of Waukesha, Wisconsin. "If you don't have pie filling handy, use jam to make the cookie's fruity topping," she suggests.
To sweeten the school day, send along these soft sugar cookies with a homemade apple filling from Sharon Smith of Neosho, Missouri. "The sandwich cutouts were taste-tested by my grandchildren," she affirms. "They're certified kid-pleasers!" To save time you can use purchased pie filling for the centers. Or instead of "Painting" the tops with food coloring simply sprinkle them with cinnamon.
My family has always loved oatmeal raisin cookies, but I wanted to try something new with the classic recipe. We enjoy apples, and I thought the dried fruit would make a good cookie. —Jan Marshall, Fenton, Missouri