Rich Coconut Macaroons

For some reason, I’m into coconut cookies right now.  I think there should be a “Coconut Cookie Month” or “Day” at least!  There are so many yummy coconut cookie recipes, there would be no problem finding great recipes to share!  Cookies by Bess has several…including this one, Rich Coconut Macaroons! When thinking about making a…

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Chinese Chews

To celebrate New Year’s this year, I met some friends on New Year’s day for movies and lunch. I wanted to bring a traditional New Year’s cookie (if there was such a thing) to share with everyone, so I googled “traditional New Year’s cookies”.  A lot of Chinese New Year’s Cookie recipes came up. I…

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Grandma and Me

Happy New Year to Everyone! I decided to start the New Year with a Family Interest blog.  Cookies by Bess has been “live” now for about 6 weeks.  We’ve gotten such a great response from our family and friends all across the country.  We’ve heard from old friends of Bess and Abe in Wausau, WI,…

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Bachelor Buttons

I wasn’t sure which cookie recipe to post between Christmas and New Years this year…fortunately one of our friends/followers came to my rescue and requested Grandma Bess’ Bachelor Buttons.  After seeing a picture on our Facebook page, she said she recognized the cookie from her childhood, but didn’t have the recipe.  Well, here it is…

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Holiday Kisses

This is a really fun recipe to make! I was a little nervous at first, because I’ve never whipped up egg whites before, therefore, haven’t made this type of cookie before.Whipping up the egg whites was fun because I used my Grandma Bess’s very own hand mixer! My parents sent it to me with some…

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Christmas Butter Balls

My first new Christmas cookie recipe of the season and I picked a good one! These cookies have a festive look and a great taste! This was my first time making this recipe and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The recipe is easy to follow, the cookies are easy to form, and they…

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Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies

An all-time favorite…Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies is a simple butter cookie recipe that is great for holiday cut out cookies! The Juice Frosting we’ve paired with it adds just the right amount of sweet to the buttery cookie flavor. I like to make this cookie for my Christmas and Hanukkah holiday cookies, but grandma Bess…

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Cinnamon Logs

Of all my grandma’s cookies recipes, I think cinnamon logs was her favorite.  Probably because she created this recipe with her mother.  Yes, this is a Grandma Bess original cookie recipe!  My great grandmother would bake these cookies when my grandma was a little girl.  When Bess was baking cookies for her own children (my…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The tradition of baking cookies has been in my family for years and years…you can even say generations! Of course, my Grandma Bess has been baking cookies since she was a child growing up in Pittsburg, PA way back in the early 1900’s. I also have many memories of my maternal grandmother, Grandma Harriet, baking…

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Recipe For Happiness

Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for coming back to see what’s happening with Cookies by Bess this week!  I am so excited about the response I’ve gotten from the launch of our website and our social media platforms.  I knew there were others out there that would connect with Grandma Bess and making cookies…

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