Southern Pecan Cookies

I love a traditional cookie. One that represents a memory or place I have visited or lived. Southern Pecan Cookies are one of those cookies! I spent a bunch of years living in Georgia and Georgia is know for two things…peaches and pecans. Southern Pecan Cookies remind me of the pecan trees I used to…

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Date and Nut Bars

Love love love date cookies! Lucky for me Cookies by Bess has 4 date recipes, and now, after making Date and Nut Bars, I’ve made 3 of them (other date recipes: Date Bars No. 1, Date Bars No. 2). Each of these recipes are so different and unique in their own way. Date Bars No….

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Sour Cream Chocolate Drop Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Drop Cookies are a yummy twist on our beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie. The addition of sour cream is the most obvious twist. It’s an additional ingredient that totally changes the consistency of the cookies (in a good way!). The other twist is use of cake flour versus normal baking flour. This switch…

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Delicious Chocolate Teas

I always get a little nervous and hesitate a bit when I see “cookie press” in the cookie recipe instructions. But that didn’t stop me from making Cookies by Bess Delicious Chocolate Teas. And I’m glad because Delicious Chocolate Teas are really delicious! Actually, thanks to Grandma Bess, I no longer hesitate making cookies recipes…

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You can’t keep Bess away from cookie sheets

One of my favorite things about recreating Cookies by Bess is reading all the old newspaper articles written about Bess. A lot of the information in the articles is the same, as the stories are the stories, but each article also has at least one new “tidbit”. The “tidbit” I learned from You can’t keep…

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Soft Ginger Cookies

I happen to love soft cookies and molasses, so I was super excited to make Soft Ginger Cookies by Cookies by Bess! As I read through the recipe, I was taken back a bit by the large amount of each ingredient needed!  5-cups of flour, 4-teaspoons of baking powder?  I thought about cutting the recipe…

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June’s Cream Cheese Jam Pockets

The “June” in June’s Cream Cheese Jam Pockets is definitely my Aunt June, Bess’ oldest daughter, my Dad’s older sister. I know Aunt June from our family visits to Chicago. We always stopped to see Aunt June, Uncle Sy, and my cousins Paula Rea, Bob, and Steve. I loved our visits to Chicago! There was…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Check out this list of ingredients! Chocolate Oatmeal Drops are filled with so much amazing goodness in every bite! I don’t remember ever having a chocolate oatmeal cookie before, so I was excited to try something new…I was also excited about how all the different ingredients in one cookie were going to taste! After trying…

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Lemon Bars

I remember Cookies by Bess’ Lemon Bars from my childhood. Lemon Bars by Cookies by Bess is one of my Mother’s favorite cookie recipes! These yummy bar cookies were present at all our family and friends’ events, get togethers, and parties. I wonder why it took me so long to make this recipe? Maybe because…

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Czechoslovakian Cookies

NexMy mom told me she made Cookies by Bess’s Czechoslovakian Cookies a while ago. Not sure what took me so long to make then, but I’m so glad I finally did, because Czechoslovakian Cookies are really really good! Not too many ingredients, but a huge amount of buttery flavor! Czechoslovakian Cookies are a thick bar…

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