Brown Rim Cookies

Butter cookies extraordinaire! Brown Rim Cookies by Cookies by Bess are what I think of when I think of butter cookies…with a fancy cherry on top! As with all other cookies recipes that call for “shortening”, I substituted the shortening with butter. Sorry Grandma Bess, I just have a hard time using that much shortening…

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Chocolate Shot Rounds

Chocolate Shot Rounds are a fun twist on the normal oatmeal cookie. All the basics are there like butter, vanilla, etc. The twist comes with the chocolate shots or chocolate sprinkles.  I just love cookies made with oatmeal or quick oats, so I was excited to make Chocolate Shot Rounds! Another twist with this cookie recipe…

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London Stripes

I didn’t know what to think when I saw and read the recipe for London Stripes. I’ve never heard of this cookie before, so I had to Googled it to see if there was any information about the recipe. I got nothing. Seems London Stripes from Cookies by Bess is a one of a kind,…

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Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars

This recipe title is a bit confusing…am I making a tea cakes or tea bars? I was expecting the recipe to have two versions, one resulting in a tea cakes and another tea bars…well, what I got was one recipe and  wonderful Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars! After making Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars, I…

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Cherry Choco Surprises

Talk about a diverse cookie! Cherry Choco Surprises have so many options, even the recipe spells a couple of them out! To be honest, reading the recipe was a little confusing…you would think Cherry Choco Surprises have cherries in them…and they do, but not in the main recipe, the cherries show up in the recipe…

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Chocolate Almond Butterballs

Chocolate Almond Butterballs are your basic chocolate cookie…sorry, I mean great chocolate cookie! Melted semi-sweet chocolate mixed with butter, vanilla, and blanched almonds…rolled into balls and then in sugar to add just the right mount of sweetness. The chocolate flavor in Chocolate Almond Butterballs is subtle and prevalent…is that possible? 😊 What I mean is,…

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Chocolate Butterscotch Squares

I’m sure you all have heard of Blondies.  To me Blondies are basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe made into a bar cookie. Cookies by Bess Chocolate Butterscotch Squares are just that…a wonderful chocolate butterscotch cookies recipe made in to squares! It’s amazing to me how many ways a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe can…

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Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

It was my guess the “Susan” in Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies is my Aunt Suzie. I asked my Mom and Dad, but they didn’t know for sure, so I went right to the source and emailed my Aunt Suzie directly. She responded right away with the answer!  Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies. Yes, the “Susan” in…

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Honey Bran Christmas Cookies

Honey Bran Christmas Cookies? Cookies by Bess is filled with all kinds of unique and wonderful cookies recipes…and Honey Bran Christmas Cookies are certainly unique and certainly wonderful! I didn’t know quite what to think when contemplating making these cookies. I’ve looked over the recipe several times over the years…each time moving on to the…

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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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