I love to see the end of a project, like this Christmas cottage—but my favorite part is the process. It's fun to watch the gingerbread, icing and candy decorations come together creatively. —Johanna Rosson, Fort Hood, Texas
"When it was announced that dried cherries would be the featured ingredient in the baking competition that year, I experimented with adding them to my recipe. I love the combination of the cherries and the chocolate drizzle."
"Hey, these are good!" is the surprised remark I hear when I bake these for the family. As simple as it may seem, all I do is follow directions. This works exceptionally well when it comes to making cookies. —Ian Badeer, Hickman, Nebraska
Anyone who is a chocolate and espresso fan is sure to love these. Coffee enhances the flavor of chocolate in the tender chewy cookies. They’re guaranteed to wake up your taste buds. —Cindi Paulson, Anchorage, Alaska
My mom helped me make these yummy treats for Christmas. After we baked the cookies, I had fun dipping them into the melted chocolate and sprinkling on the peppermint candy pieces.—Mary Kate Schilter, Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Theresa Bjorklund of Nicollet, Minnesota still recalls the fun daughters Astyn and Holly had putting together these cute gobbler table favors to welcome relatives at their holiday table. They take only five ingredients and minutes to make…and will keep the kids occupied while you're finishing up dinner preparations!
“Every year as winter makes way for spring, we here in Maine experience a fifth season we call ‘mud season.’ I made this special treat to get through that period,” Kathleen Winslow relates from Swanville, Maine. “These cookies bring a smile to every face.” —Kathleen L. Winslow, Swanville, Maine