We have several acres of hazelnut trees here in the Willamette Valley, where the climate is perfect for this crop. Harvesttime is a big family event with everyone pitching in to help. I try to incorporate this wonderful flavorful nut into our recipes, and this cookie is always a hit.
-Karen Morrell, Canby, Oregon
This specialty cookie takes a little extra effort, but the delectable results are well worth it. I bake the tender jam-filled hearts when I need something fancy to serve for Valentine's Day or other special occasions. —Jane Pearcy, Verona, Wisconsin
I started baking these Christmas classics when I was a sophomore in high school...and I and still making them now for my grown children and grankids. The combination of jam, buttery shortbread, chocolate and sprinkles adds up to a fancy and festive treat.
Elaine Scott from Lafayette, Indiana submitted this sweet 'n' tangy treat. "I like the sudden hit of sweetness when you bite into the white chocolate. It really complements the tart flavor from the rhubarb and cranberries."
Chocolate lovers will go crazy over these cookies—they have four kinds of chocolate! "When friends ask me to make 'those' cookies, I know they mean this recipe," says Rebecca Jendry of Spring Branch, Texas. "One of these will keep you going until mealtime."
These crisp, delicate cookies are light as a feather. Mini chocolate chips and chopped nuts are a delightful and yummy surprise in every bite. Mom knows this fun dessert is a fitting finale to a big meal.