Patricia Kaesta of Brockton, Massachusetts jazzes up a packaged cookie mix, then lets Junior Mints melt on top of the warm treats to create an easy frosting. "These delicious cookies are requested at every gathering," she says.
"I have never taken these cookies anywhere without a request for the recipe," relates Brenda Jackson of Garden City, Kansas. "For an attractive look, I reserve some chocolate and nuts to press into each cookie before baking. If I make them for church or school, I usually double the batch.
These chewy crowd-pleasers from Connie Craig of Lakewood, Washington feature all sorts of goodies, including chocolate chips, raisins, coconut and candy-coated baking bits. For a more colorful look, press the baking bits on top of the bars instead of stirring them into the cereal mixture.
My husband, Brian, is an excellent cook. The first time he made these elegant cookies was the night we go engaged. He took them to the restaurant and had the staff arrange them on a plate along with my ring!
—Beth Kelley, Indianapolis, Indiana
Smile-producing Ice Cream Sandwiches end this fast feast. "You need just two ingredients for these frosty treats," Lynn says.
The cookies can bake while you work on the rest of the meal, then assemble the sandwiches and pop them in the freezer until it's time for dessert.
From her kitchen in Meriden, Connecticut, Diane Sequist shares this treat that's bound to become a family favorite. "These cookies are great for bake sales and holidays," she writes. "Kids of all ages love the colorful mini marshmallows, chocolate and chopped nuts."