Bohemian Christmas Cookies

As I work my way through all the holiday cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess I was intrigued by the  Bohemian Christmas Cookies recipe.  Cookies by Bess has so many interesting cookie recipes for all over the world and every walk of life!  I love the “bohemian” style and love the idea of Bohemian Christmas…

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Berliner Kranzer No. 2

Cookies by Bess has two Berliner Kranzer cookie recipes, Berliner Kranzer No. 1 and Berliner Kranzer No. 2.  I’ve been looking at these recipes for years now, barely able to get past the 4 hard cooked egg yolks and 4 raw egg yolks in the ingredients list. It’s just hard for me to picture a…

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Almond Apricot Balls

I hope this blog does this cookie recipe justice because Almond Apricot Balls are wonderful! The flavors blend perfectly, they look beautiful, and they taste amazing! After making Almond Apricot Balls, I’m surprise they aren’t one of my families favorites. I don’t remember Grandma Bess or my Mother making Almond Apricot Balls when I was…

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Dream Bars No. 1

Dream Bars No. 1 are a rich and thick bar cookie, similar in flavor to Dream Bars No. 2 which are a rich and thin bar cookie. The biggest difference in these cookie recipes is the baking pan size. Dream Bars No. 2 call for a jelly roll pan, while Dream Bars No. 1 call…

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Gold Cookies

Another amazing cookie by Cookies by Bess!  Gold Cookies rank right up there with Gold Crispies…What?  Yep!  Gold Cookies and Gold Crispies are similar recipes…so similar, I thought I was having a Déjà vu while I was making them! I realized the similarities when I was rolling the cookies in the cinnamon and nuts mixture….

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Sherry Nut Drop Cookies

Before Cookies by Bess’s Sherry Nut Drop Cookies, I hadn’t tasted sherry wine before.  So, I didn’t have any in my liquor cabinet and I had to pick some up at the liquor store. There was quite a selection! And I learned there is quite a bit to learn about the different types of sherry….

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Fudge Bars No. 2

I’m beginning to think Grandma Bess had an addiction to chocolate! There are so many wonderful chocolate cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess, I almost can’t stand it! Coming from someone that really doesn’t love chocolate…I have to admit that every Cookies by Bess chocolate cookie recipe I bake is better than the one before…Fudge…

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Short Bread Balls

If you love short bread cookies, you are going to really LOVE Cookies by Bess’ Short Bread Balls! Butter, flour, throw in a little vanilla and a whole bunch of pecans and you’ve got melt in your mouth short bread wonderfulness! Oh, how dare I forget the confectioner’s sugar…OMG! Short Bread Balls are your traditional,…

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Chocolate Coconut Crisps

Chocolate Coconut Crisps is a great cookie recipe and great tasting cookie! If you are looking for a basic cookie recipe that gives you a really good cookie, Chocolate Coconut Crisps is the recipe for you! Chocolate Coconut Crisps have everything you want in a cookie and then more! You’ve got chocolate, you’ve got coconut,…

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Chocolate Dips

Chocolate Dips are a fun cookie to make and tasty cookie to eat! I will admit, every time I see “cookie press” in a recipe, I cringe a bit. For some reason, I’m a bit intimidated by cookie presses. I must have tried using a cookie press unsuccessfully when I was a kid or something….

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