Cookies by Bess’ 60th Anniversary!

It dawned on me a couple months ago that the year 2020 is Cookies by Bess’ 60th Anniversary! What an amazing milestone! The Hoffman family has been baking Cookies by Bess’ cookies for 60 years! WOW! Congratulations to us! 😊 To honor this major cookie baking milestone, I have pulled together some images from the…

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Almond Tarts

Cookies by Bess’ Almond Tarts are a wonderful mini-tart cookie filled with a sweet and almondy flavors. I hadn’t made a tart cookie before, so I was very curious how these little gems were going to turn out. After reading the recipe, I loved the idea of using mini muffin tins, shaping the cups, and…

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Scotch Toffies

Cookies by Bess has a couple cookie recipes that do not have flour. I can’t say these recipes are completely gluten free, but they are pretty darn close. Almost gluten free, but definitely not carbohydrate free! The corn syrup and brown sugar certainly take care of the carbs! Scotch Toffies have become one of my…

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Cinnamon Nut Squares

One of the things I love best about the Cookies by Bess cookie book, are all the unique cookie recipes! It has been so much fun to make so many cookie recipes I never would have made if I weren’t Grandma Bess’ granddaughter. Cinnamon Nut Squares is one of those recipes I might have passed…

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Cocoa Balls

This Cocoa Balls recipe is like a lot of other Cookies by Bess recipes.  You roll up the dough balls, bake them, and then while warm, roll them in powdered sugar. But, this particular “ball” cookie is different from the rest because it is FULL of cocoa chocolate and pecans…literally 2 full cups of pecans!…

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Dutch Nut Crisps

I didn’t have a whole lot of time to bake this particular weekend, so I decided to make Dutch Nut Crisps.  I’ve been looking at this recipe for a while now as it seems easy to make.  I’ve hesitated trying the recipe because based on he directions, I just wasn’t sure how the cookies were…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sometimes you just want a comfort food type cookie. You know, the kind your mom had for you, warm out of the oven when you got home from school. Cookies by Bess’ Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are this kind of cookie recipe! Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a traditional recipe that give you an oat…

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Lady Fingers

I’m sure everyone who bakes cookies knows what Lady Fingers are. I’m used to seeing them in Tiramisu or maybe served on the side with tea.  Depending on the recipe, they tend to be a little crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. I’ve seen Lady Fingers served as a sandwich cookie or…

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Frosted Party Brownies

Frosted Party Brownies are one of three Cookies by Bess brownie recipes (Brownies No. 1, Rich Brownies No. 2). The Fudge Bars No. 1  and Fudge Bars No. 2 recipes can also be categorized as brownies, in my opinion.  Fudge Bars No. 1 includes a recipe for the best chocolate fudge frosting ever, so I…

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Coconut Orange Cookies

I’m always up for a nice and easy drop cookie recipe! Coconut Orange Cookies are a sweet and tasty drop cookie with a ton of orange flavors! I had to grate the rind of almost two oranges to get the full tablespoon and ½ called for in the recipe. Add the orange juice to top…

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