Melt Away Bars

It is amazing to me how many awesome cookie recipes Grandma Bess collected! The recipes in Cookies by Bess aren’t just a collection of cookie recipes…every single recipe is so unique and so GOOD! Melt Away Bars are no exception. The flavors of this simple bar cookie are TO-DIE-FOR! I just can’t say it any…

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Scotch Oatmeal Cookies

I decided to make Scotch Oatmeal Cookies because I had a new container of quick oats in my pantry. It was an added surprise when I realized this recipe was so easy to make! Drop cookies tend to be easier and quicker to make than other types of cookies. This is always helpful when I…

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Cherry Cookies

What beautiful pictures! Cherry Cookies photograph so well! The finished cookies look good enough to eat! 😊 I just happen to have a jar of maraschino cherries in my refrigerator, so I was excited to find the Cherry Cookies recipe in Cookies by Bess. I was also excited because the recipe includes almond extract. The…

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Tiny Toffee Bars

Tiny Toffee Bars are very similar to English Toffee Bars No. 1, both by Cookies by Bess of course. English Toffee Bars No. 1 are an all time favorite of every singles family member and friend. I haven’t posted the recipe for English Toffee Bars No. 1 yet; my plan is to post the 4…

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Chocolate Sandies

Last week, the feature Cookies by Bess cookie was Sandies. After making this wonderful cookie, I just could resist making and featuring Cookies by Bess’ Chocolate Sandies next! You would think the two recipes would be the same, and they are to an extent, but they are also different…mostly because of the added chocolate. Because…

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Sandies

Pecan Sandies from Keebler were a favorite of mine when I was a kid. They were buttery, nutty, and super sweet! Granted they were store bought…so I probably shouldn’t admit to buying and eating them,but, I have to be honest, even when it comes to cookie eating! 😊 Knowing that Sandies were one of my…

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French Pastries

I admit I was a little intimidated by the title of this cookie recipe, French Pastries. Just from the title, I imagined some type of fancy cookie that may require advanced skills to make. But I should have known better…Cookies by Bess is full of over 200 cookies recipes. Grandma Bess made sure most of…

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Lemon Drops

What could be better than lemon cookies on a spring/summer day? In my opinion, not much which is why I decided to make Cookies by Bess Lemon Drops! I also wanted to make a cookie that would bake up quickly because I didn’t have too much time. I always go to drop cookies  when I’ve…

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Butterscotch Chocolate Nut Cookies

Butterscotch Chocolate Nut Cookies is Part 2 of the Butterscotch Coconut Cookies recipe. Several of Cookies by Bess recipes have variations listed, generally for using different ingredients (different jams, nuts, fats, or fruit). The Butterscotch Coconut Cookies variation of adding melted chocolate and substituting chopped nuts for coconut actually creates a completely differently flavored cookie! Butterscotch…

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Butterscotch Coconut Cookies

I love cookies with coconut, so Butterscotch Coconut Cookies was a perfect choice to make for this sunny spring day! I love butterscotch syrup on ice cream and I love butterscotch chips, so I just assumed I’d love Butterscotch Coconut cookies! But as I was reading the recipe, I wondered what exactly is butterscotch anyway?…

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