Chocolate Devils

Chocolate Devils! What a great name! No idea why this awesome brownie is called Chocolate Devils!?!? Chocolate Devils are a wonderfully rich and moist yet cakey chocolate brownie. Moist enough to easily cut into squares, cakey enough to be light and almost fluffy!  If you love chocolate, you’ll love Chocolate Devils! I have to mention,…

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Sue’s Apricot Strudel

Another awesome recipe from Cookies by Bess! Sue’s Apricot Strudel is a wonderfully flakey cookie that is sweet and savory at the same time. The light and fluffy strudel crust blends perfectly with the apricot and coconut mixture! When reading the recipe for Sue’s Apricot Strudel, you might get a bit intimidated. I know I…

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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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