Jelly Jumbles

It has taken me forever to make Jelly Jumbles because I couldn’t find currant jelly in any grocery store. I finally found it in a local health food store, snatched it up and made the cookies! I was surprised every step of the way while making Jelly Jumbles. The recipe has several steps and require…

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Wausua’s own ‘Cookie Lady’ honored by granddaughter

Will wonders ever cease? Honestly, this Cookies by Bess journey I’m on never ceases to amaze me! Whether it’s the amazing cookie recipes I’ve been baking over the last several years or the periodic encounter I have with a former Cookies by Bess cookie book owner or long time family friend…there is always something to…

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Chocolate Stars

Chocolate Stars by Cookies by Bess has to be one of the most unique tasting cookies I’ve tried so far! The recipe includes a ton of chocolate combined with zesty lemon and almonds. Certainly a combination I wasn’t expecting in a cookie recipe! Chocolate, lemon, and almonds…how do I even try to describe the taste…

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Lemon Spritz

Cookies by Bess’ Lemon Spritz cookies are full of wonderful fresh lemon flavors!  Top the cookies with a sweet confectioner’s sugar frosting infused with more fresh lemon rind and juice and you’ve got cookie screaming lemon! This is my second time making Lemon Spritz cookies.  As I was reviewing the recipe, I almost fell over…

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Cocoa Bars

The Cocoa Bars recipe from Cookies by Bess calls for a full ½ cup of cocoa giving these cookies a deep chocolate flavor you don’t always find in a cookie! So dark and so full of chocolate flavor you will think you are biting in to a chocolate cake tops with fudge frosting. When baking…

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Rich Butter Cookies

Okay, I just have to say, Rich Butter Cookies is not the best title for this cookie recipe. When I think of rich butter cookies, I think of shortbread cookies or frosted cutouts or brown rimmed cookies…cookies that accentuate all the butter used. Cookies by Bess’ Rich Butter Cookies are filled with butter, but also…

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Honey Crisps

Cookies by Bess is full of unique cookie recipes from all over the world. I often wonder where Grandma Bess found all these wonderful recipes and wish I could ask her. Of all Grandma Bess’ recipes, Honey Crisps is one of the most uniquely flavored cookies I’ve made so far! The honey combined with the…

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Spice Specials

One of the things I love best about Cookies by Bess are all the unique cookie recipes. Spice Specials Is a perfect example!  Not only do the cookies have a unique taste, they have a combination of ingredients I haven’t seen before.  A unique cookie with an earthy and wholesome taste! After baking and tasting Spice…

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Pecan Delights

As I work my way through baking all the Cookies by Bess cookie recipes, it is amazing to me how good the finished cookies are. I just love how the cookie recipe titles highlight or accentuate the cookie type, taste, or the ingredients. But after baking Pecan Delights, I can say it is the first…

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Walnut Butter Cookies

Another super unique cookie recipe from Cookies by Bess, Walnut Butter Cookies combine a ton of butter with a surprise ingredient, instant coffee…along with all the other normal cookie ingredients. The coffee flavor in Walnut Butter Cookies is subtle. You can definitely taste the flavor, but it’s perfectly blended with all the other ingredients to…

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