Walnut Bars

Cookies by Bess’ Walnut Bars are filled with all my favorite cookie ingredients! Coconut, walnuts, brown sugar, and vanilla…couple all that with butter and flour and you’ve got a wonderfully tasty bar cookie simply called, Walnut Bars! Walnut Bars have a thin cookie crust that is actually a bit crumbly as it’s made with just…

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Chocolate Stripes

I think Chocolate Stripes is a cool name for a cookie! Its interesting to me this recipe is called Chocolate Stripes because the end result cookies don’t look like or have any stripes! This makes me wonder if maybe Chocolate Stripes is the wrong cookie title for this recipe. Once again, I wish Grandma Bess…

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Date Bars No. 1

Date Bars No. 1 are in my top 10 favorite Cookie by Bess recipes! For me, there is just something about dates that make cookies super yummy! With a nice thick oatmeal crust and a sweet date topping, Date Bars No. 1 are a perfect and healthy bar cookie! Maybe its that dates are sweet…

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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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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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Date Bars No. 2

I’ve been eyeing Date Bars No. 2 for some time now as I’ve made Dream Bars No. 1 and just love them!  It’s always amazing to me how different recipes with the same basic ingredients can be…in this case, even the recipe name is the same, but the cookies are completely different! Both wonderful in…

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London Stripes

I didn’t know what to think when I saw and read the recipe for London Stripes. I’ve never heard of this cookie before, so I had to Googled it to see if there was any information about the recipe. I got nothing. Seems London Stripes from Cookies by Bess is a one of a kind,…

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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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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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