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This tasty summer dessert recipe comes from reader Phyllis Larsen of San Francisco, California.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2005
Total Time Prep Servings


For the Cookies

For the Filling


Cook's Notes

This recipe makes about 20 cookies, but you need only 12 for the parfaits.

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  • MS11627153
    21 OCT, 2017
    Gluten-free variation: omit wheat flour and use 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white rice flour, 1/4 cup millet flour and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Increase vanilla to 3/4 teaspoon and confectioners sugar to 3 tablespoons.
  • Takoda
    18 SEP, 2008
    What is wrong with you people? You are so rude I can't believe it. So someone made a mistake. Is that the end of the world? Does it give you the right to mouth off in such an inconsiderate way. I read the directions and couldn't figure out what you were all complaining about. Maybe it's YOU who has the problem . . . not MSO. Come on . . . you can point out a mistake and still be nice!!!
  • claire1332
    17 SEP, 2008
    make cookies????? directions please would help come on martha we expect better from you
  • KatMyKittiesMom
    16 SEP, 2008
    This is the stupidest recipe I've ever seen. Am I supposed to just throw everything together and come up with the cookie? I'm not going to try until this recipe is fixed.
  • sandorgenaolc
    15 SEP, 2008
    Where are the directions for "Make the cookies"?? I need more help, please!
  • barbarakowalk
    15 SEP, 2008
    Martha, Martha, Martha. "Make the cookies?"
  • skyeyes
    14 SEP, 2008
    These cookies look like they are cut-outs or slice-and-baked that the case?
  • judysteff
    14 SEP, 2008
    Someone forgot to edit this recipe; it definitely needs clarification!!
  • Grandad
    14 SEP, 2008
    Prepare dough and place rounds on a baking sheet!!! What kind of directions are those? Surely we can expect better.
  • aniae72
    14 SEP, 2008
    "Prepare dough" doesn't really say much. Although the ingredients are included, this is a recipe, and instructions are necessary.

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