Almond Cinnamon Crescents

I really love cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar…especially when right out of the oven! The sugar almost melts in to a sweet frosting. This is one reason I decided to make Almond Cinnamon Crescents. I’ve been baking Grandma Bess’ recipes every week for over a year now.  After about 70 to 80 recipes,…

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Mom’s Butter Cookies

I love that this recipe is called Mom’s Butter Cookies! It makes me think this may be one of my Great Grandmother, Anna Lazar’s recipes! I don’t remember meeting my Great Grandmother, Anna Lazar…but, I do remember meeting all my great aunts and uncle (Lillian, Lee, Fanny, Bess [my Grandmother], Molly, Harriet and uncle Sam)!…

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Macaroon Surprises

As I was paging through Cookies by Bess looking for the next cookies to make, my husband mentioned he was craving macaroons…the super coconuty type of macaroon. So, I looked up macaroons in the index and was surprised to find only one recipe…these Macaroon Surprises. I just assumed that there would be several macaroon type…

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

I was looking for an easy to make drop cookie recipe I could whip up for a party I was hosting. The Chocolate Drop Cookies seemed perfect because I know everyone loves chocolate and frosting and chopped nuts. A perfect cookie combination! After tasting the finished cookies, I thought the they were good, but I…

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Banana Bars

Whenever I have over ripe bananas I think about baking. I looked through Cookies by Bess and found a Banana Bars recipe, perfect for my ripe bananas! The recipe is written for bars as well as for cookies. I actually ended up making both! I started with the Banana Bars, because I’ve never made a…

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Rocks

While paging through Cookies by Bess, I’ve passed over the Rocks recipe several times.  Probably because Rocks isn’t the most appetizing name for a cookie. It makes me think of a solid hard cookie that might break my teeth if I bite into it. Also, I’m one that prefers soft cookies, so I didn’t think…

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Trobies

I’ve been looking at the Trobies recipe since I started baking Grandma Bess’ cookies. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to try this recipe. Maybe because I’ve never heard of Trobies before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Or maybe because cut-out cookies aren’t my favorite to make. The time required to…

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Coconut Pineapple Bars

What an awesome recipe! Coconut Pineapple Bars are exactly that! An entire No. 2 can (1 lb. 4 oz) of pineapple and 1 ½ cups coconut…WOW, this bar cookie is sweet, fruity, and good for you 😊 The recipe mentions 1 can (No. 2) of pineapple. I had no idea what this meant, so I…

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Dutch Honey Butter Cookies

To be honest, I’m not used to baking or cooking with honey. I love the idea of using honey, so I was drawn to the Dutch Honey Butter Cookies recipe in Cookies by Bess. After reading the recipe a couple times, I noticed there is only ¼ cup honey. I wondered to myself if honey…

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Gold Crispies

Gold Crispies, what a great name for a cookie! This recipe caught my eye as I was paging through Cookies by Bess looking for a recipe with ingredients I already had in my pantry. Gold Crispies turned out to be a great recipe, but not what I expected in the end. When I’m looking at…

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