Kringler

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into with this Kringler recipe from Cookies by Bess. I’ve never heard of Kringler cookies, but the name reminds me of the traditional Kringle, a butter layered Danish pastry introduced in Racine, WI in the late 1800’s. Reading the history, you will learn that…

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Sour Cream Holiday Cookies

I’ve only ever made Grandma Bess’  Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies when making holiday cut-out cookies. There are several holiday cut-out recipes in Cookies by Bess. I decided to make Sour Cream Holiday Cookies because I had  sour cream in my refrigerator and I love using sour cream in cookie recipes!  It was a good choice! This…

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Kris Kringles

Wow, what a beautiful and great tasting cookie! As I continue to make my way through all the holiday cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess, I continue to be amazed at the different types of cookies and the great, new flavors I’m experiencing. Kris Kringles are similar to the Butternut Swedish Cookie recipe in how…

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Mexican Christmas Cookies

What is are Mexican Christmas Cookies? I wasn’t sure, so I Googled it to find out…I found Mexican Wedding Cookies and Biscochitos, a traditional New Mexican holiday cookie, but didn’t find anything similar to the Mexican Christmas Cookies recipe from Cookies by Bess. It’s an interesting recipe.  Nothing like other traditional holiday cookie recipes.  I…

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Bourbon Balls

Bourbon Balls are my first “no-bake” cookie! I love no-bake cookies, always asking for the recipe from friends, but I never actually made them. There always seems to be a no-bake cookie at a cookie exchange or for a dessert at a neighborhood get together. Now I know why…not only are they a crowd pleaser,…

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Who was Bess Hoffman?

Happy Anniversary Cookies by Bess!  This week marks 1 year since we updated the Cookies by Bess brand, website, and blog!  Thank you EVERYONE that visited our website, read our blogs and followed us over this past year!  I’ve had a blast so far and I am looking forward to continuing to work my way…

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Holiday Cookie Exchange

Now is the time to start thinking about and planning your Holiday Cookie Exchange! One thing I always look forward to as we get closer and closer to the holidays is a Holiday Cookie Exchange!  Being Jewish, I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas, but pretty much everyone I knew and worked with did. Working at…

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Pumpkin Cookies

This is the first cookie recipe I’m sharing that is NOT from Cookies by Bess. I’m sorry Grandma Bess, please forgive me, but I just must share this recipe! It’s one of my favorites and it has become a favorite of my friends and family as well. If we decide to publish Cookies by Bess…

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Pecan Maple Cookies

Pecan Maple Cookies are my kind of cookie! They are not fancy or dainty, just good, sweet, nutty, and chewy! I love the combination of brown sugar, maple flavoring, and pecans…together it’s almost like a caramely or praline flavor. The pecans with the coconut give the cookie great texture…I am adding Pecan Maple Cookies to…

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Fresh Apple Cookies

Wow! What a great recipe! These Fresh Apple Cookies are super easy to make and full of great ingredients like apples, raisins, nuts, and all the wonderful fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves! A perfect cookie for celebrating the Fall season! I haven’t made these before, so I was very careful to follow the…

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