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Easy Slice and Bake Cookies

These treats are larger than most slice-and-bake cookies, which I find to be quite nice. The great thing about these cookies is that you can slice however many you want at a time and enjoy them all warm from the oven. —Heather Chambers, Largo, Florida

Fantastic Fish Tacos

Searching for a lighter substitute to traditional fried fish tacos, I came up with this crispy, crunchy entree. It’s been a hit with friends and family. —Jennifer Palmer, Rancho Cucamonga, California

French Toast Spirals

These little spiral cookies taste just like French toast. They’re not too sweet, and they’re pretty enough for a Christmas cookie plate. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Chocolate Chip Mandelbrot Cookies

“Mandelbrot” in Yiddish literally means “Almond Bread” and dates back to 19th century Eastern Europe. It is a twice-baked cookie made with oil and almonds. There are many variations, such as adding different types of dried fruits and nuts. My version of this “Jewish Biscotti” is more modern-American with the …

Peanut Butter Pretzel Squares

My secret to these rich, no-bake bites? Pretzels in the crust. They add a salty crunch to the classic peanut butter-chocolate pairing. These irresistible treats were the first to sell out at our PTA bake sale last year! —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia

Cinnamon Bun Cookies

I love cinnamon rolls, but working with yeast can be scary. These cookies give you the taste of a cinnamon roll in cookie form—no yeast required! They look like flattened cinnamon rolls and feel special enough to serve around the holidays. —Erin Raatjes, New Lenox, Illinois Prep: 30 min. + …