Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars

This recipe title is a bit confusing…am I making a tea cakes or tea bars? I was expecting the recipe to have two versions, one resulting in a tea cakes and another tea bars…well, what I got was one recipe and  wonderful Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars! After making Cinnamon Nut Tea Cake Bars, I…

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Cherry Choco Surprises

Talk about a diverse cookie! Cherry Choco Surprises have so many options, even the recipe spells a couple of them out! To be honest, reading the recipe was a little confusing…you would think Cherry Choco Surprises have cherries in them…and they do, but not in the main recipe, the cherries show up in the recipe…

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Chocolate Almond Butterballs

Chocolate Almond Butterballs are your basic chocolate cookie…sorry, I mean great chocolate cookie! Melted semi-sweet chocolate mixed with butter, vanilla, and blanched almonds…rolled into balls and then in sugar to add just the right mount of sweetness. The chocolate flavor in Chocolate Almond Butterballs is subtle and prevalent…is that possible? 😊 What I mean is,…

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Chocolate Butterscotch Squares

I’m sure you all have heard of Blondies.  To me Blondies are basically a chocolate chip cookie recipe made into a bar cookie. Cookies by Bess Chocolate Butterscotch Squares are just that…a wonderful chocolate butterscotch cookies recipe made in to squares! It’s amazing to me how many ways a basic chocolate chip cookie recipe can…

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Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

It was my guess the “Susan” in Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies is my Aunt Suzie. I asked my Mom and Dad, but they didn’t know for sure, so I went right to the source and emailed my Aunt Suzie directly. She responded right away with the answer!  Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies. Yes, the “Susan” in…

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Honey Bran Christmas Cookies

Honey Bran Christmas Cookies? Cookies by Bess is filled with all kinds of unique and wonderful cookies recipes…and Honey Bran Christmas Cookies are certainly unique and certainly wonderful! I didn’t know quite what to think when contemplating making these cookies. I’ve looked over the recipe several times over the years…each time moving on to the…

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Bohemian Christmas Cookies

As I work my way through all the holiday cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess I was intrigued by the  Bohemian Christmas Cookies recipe.  Cookies by Bess has so many interesting cookie recipes for all over the world and every walk of life!  I love the “bohemian” style and love the idea of Bohemian Christmas…

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Berliner Kranzer No. 2

Cookies by Bess has two Berliner Kranzer cookie recipes, Berliner Kranzer No. 1 and Berliner Kranzer No. 2.  I’ve been looking at these recipes for years now, barely able to get past the 4 hard cooked egg yolks and 4 raw egg yolks in the ingredients list. It’s just hard for me to picture a…

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Almond Apricot Balls

I hope this blog does this cookie recipe justice because Almond Apricot Balls are wonderful! The flavors blend perfectly, they look beautiful, and they taste amazing! After making Almond Apricot Balls, I’m surprise they aren’t one of my families favorites. I don’t remember Grandma Bess or my Mother making Almond Apricot Balls when I was…

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Dream Bars No. 1

Dream Bars No. 1 are a rich and thick bar cookie, similar in flavor to Dream Bars No. 2 which are a rich and thin bar cookie. The biggest difference in these cookie recipes is the baking pan size. Dream Bars No. 2 call for a jelly roll pan, while Dream Bars No. 1 call…

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