Christmas Logs

It’s the holiday season, so a time for fun, festivities and forgiveness…right? I ask because as I was preparing to post this Christmas Logs blog, I notice a pretty significant mistake I made in baking these cookies. If you’ve read my blogs, you know I’m always honest about Grandma Bess’ recipes and cookies. So, to…

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Butter Nut Swedish Cookies

At this time of year, I would usually post a blog about a Cookies by Bess holiday cookie recipe. This year, instead of a holiday cookie, I’m posting a very special Cookies by Bess cookie recipe that may not be a Christmas cookie per se, but like in my family, it certainly can become a…

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Brazil Nut Date Chews

I’ve been looking at Cookies by Bess’ Brazil Nut Date Chews recipe for years. I finally found some Brazil nuts, so I was eager to get baking! After waiting so long the make these cookies, I now can’t stop thinking about them. I confess, I actually made Brazil Nut Date Chews a few months ago….

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Brazil Nut Cookies

Brazil nuts, where do you find Brazil nuts? It took me forever to find Brazil nuts for Grandma Bess’ Brazil Nut Cookies! Not sure if I was looking off season or what, but when I saw a bag of Brazil nuts, I grabbed them quick! And these cookies were worth waiting for! One of the…

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Jelly Jumbles

It has taken me forever to make Jelly Jumbles because I couldn’t find currant jelly in any grocery store. I finally found it in a local health food store, snatched it up and made the cookies! I was surprised every step of the way while making Jelly Jumbles. The recipe has several steps and require…

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Chocolate Stars

Chocolate Stars by Cookies by Bess has to be one of the most unique tasting cookies I’ve tried so far! The recipe includes a ton of chocolate combined with zesty lemon and almonds. Certainly a combination I wasn’t expecting in a cookie recipe! Chocolate, lemon, and almonds…how do I even try to describe the taste…

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Lemon Spritz

Cookies by Bess’ Lemon Spritz cookies are full of wonderful fresh lemon flavors!  Top the cookies with a sweet confectioner’s sugar frosting infused with more fresh lemon rind and juice and you’ve got cookie screaming lemon! This is my second time making Lemon Spritz cookies.  As I was reviewing the recipe, I almost fell over…

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Cocoa Bars

The Cocoa Bars recipe from Cookies by Bess calls for a full ½ cup of cocoa giving these cookies a deep chocolate flavor you don’t always find in a cookie! So dark and so full of chocolate flavor you will think you are biting in to a chocolate cake tops with fudge frosting. When baking…

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Rich Butter Cookies

Okay, I just have to say, Rich Butter Cookies is not the best title for this cookie recipe. When I think of rich butter cookies, I think of shortbread cookies or frosted cutouts or brown rimmed cookies…cookies that accentuate all the butter used. Cookies by Bess’ Rich Butter Cookies are filled with butter, but also…

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Honey Crisps

Cookies by Bess is full of unique cookie recipes from all over the world. I often wonder where Grandma Bess found all these wonderful recipes and wish I could ask her. Of all Grandma Bess’ recipes, Honey Crisps is one of the most uniquely flavored cookies I’ve made so far! The honey combined with the…

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