Rich Brownies No. 2

So, I made Cookies by Bess’ Brownies No. 1 a while ago and they were so good I vowed never to bake boxed brownies again…and I haven’t!  I was in the mood for brownies again, so I decided to bake Rich Brownies No. 2. The recipes are somewhat the same and somewhat different. But I…

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Little Nutmeg Butter Balls

Little Nutmeg Butter Balls are another winner cookie recipe from Cookies by Bess! This recipe combines the wonderful tasting butter cookie with just enough spicy nutmeg to make you want to eat more cookies! After all my baking, I have become partial to making molded or shaped cookies. For some reason, to me, there is…

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Party Face Cookies

I’ve been looking at this Party Face Cookies recipe for quite a while. I’m not exactly sure why I waited so long to make these awesome cookies…I had everything in my baking pantry and they are a drop cookie…what could be better? Before I get into the baking steps, I want to first apologize in…

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles! Yay! After all my years of baking cookies, I’ve never made Snickerdoodles…until now. I’ve loved eating these wonderfully unique flavored cookies…they are sweet and almost spicy with a flavor I could never figure out. Now that I know the recipe, I know the secret! Based on all the Snickerdoodles I’ve tried over the years,…

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Small Pecan Drops

I think I’ve found the easiest Cookies by Bess cookie recipe! Small Pecan Drops are so easy and quick to make, I was done baking before I knew it! Small Pecan Drops is a cookie recipe with basic ingredients and basic steps. Nothing fancy, nothing hard, just yummy cookie dough and even yummier cookies! It…

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Melt Away Bars

It is amazing to me how many awesome cookie recipes Grandma Bess collected! The recipes in Cookies by Bess aren’t just a collection of cookie recipes…every single recipe is so unique and so GOOD! Melt Away Bars are no exception. The flavors of this simple bar cookie are TO-DIE-FOR! I just can’t say it any…

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Scotch Oatmeal Cookies

I decided to make Scotch Oatmeal Cookies because I had a new container of quick oats in my pantry. It was an added surprise when I realized this recipe was so easy to make! Drop cookies tend to be easier and quicker to make than other types of cookies. This is always helpful when I…

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Cherry Cookies

What beautiful pictures! Cherry Cookies photograph so well! The finished cookies look good enough to eat! 😊 I just happen to have a jar of maraschino cherries in my refrigerator, so I was excited to find the Cherry Cookies recipe in Cookies by Bess. I was also excited because the recipe includes almond extract. The…

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Tiny Toffee Bars

Tiny Toffee Bars are very similar to English Toffee Bars No. 1, both by Cookies by Bess of course. English Toffee Bars No. 1 are an all time favorite of every singles family member and friend. I haven’t posted the recipe for English Toffee Bars No. 1 yet; my plan is to post the 4…

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Chocolate Sandies

Last week, the feature Cookies by Bess cookie was Sandies. After making this wonderful cookie, I just could resist making and featuring Cookies by Bess’ Chocolate Sandies next! You would think the two recipes would be the same, and they are to an extent, but they are also different…mostly because of the added chocolate. Because…

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