"Good homemade cookies never go out of style."

Cookies By Bess Assortment

Rich Chocolate Snowballs No. 1

Mom's Butter Cookies

Pinwheel Cookies

est. 1960

Welcome to Cookies By Bess!

What began as a vintage cookie recipe book, first published by Bess Hoffman in 1960, and then again by Rich & Toby Hoffman in 1980, has been revitalized once again into a cookie community for all!  This timeless brand continues with Janet Hoffman (grand-daughter and daughter) sharing the story and blogging about all things cookies, family, and friendship.

Virginia Cookies

Virginia Cookies are simple butter type cookie that substitutes a couple main ingredients resulting in a wonderfully flavored cookie! I was curious as to why these cookies are called Virginia Cookies, so Googled it to see what I could find. I found nothing. So, I’m guessing Grandma Bess found this recipe while visiting Virginia or…

read more

Fudge Balls

Who doesn’t love chocolate and nuts? I’m not the biggest chocolate fan…yes, I actually admit it, but put chocolate and nuts together in a cookie and I’m like most others who can’t resist. Fudge Balls from Cookies by Bess are a wonderfully chocolaty nutty cookie that will satisfy anyone’s chocolate cravings! The one unique ingredient…

read more

Date Surprises

Cookies by Bess has five wonderful date cookie recipes and now I’ve made them all! Date Bars No. 1 are on my all time list of favorite Cookies by Bess recipes! The oatmeal crust paired with the sweetened dates and crumble topping are simply awesome! Date Bars No. 2 and Date and Nut Bars are similar…

read more

Cinnamon Refrigerator Cookies

quicCinnamon Refrigerator Cookies are a simple refrigerator cookie recipe that is packed full of wonderful flavors. The cinnamon mixed with the brown sugar and almonds are a perfect combination! Slicing the cookies 1/8 inch thick results in a thin, light, and crispy cookie that is easy to pop in your mouth one right after another….

read more
home-bess

Bess Hoffman

"My cookies recipes are easy to follow and easy to do—and they taste delicious."

home-janet

Janet Hoffman

"I love baking my Grandma Bess's cookies. It's become a great tradition in my home!"