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…

Read More...

Coffee Walnut Bars

It’s taken me a while to make Coffee Walnut Bars, not because I don’t like coffee, but because I never have instant coffee in my pantry. My husband is an avid coffee drinker so, we always have whole bean or freshly ground coffee in the house, but never instant coffee. Well, we do now! I’ve…

Read More...

Coconut Bars

This is the second time I’ve made Coconut Bars from Cookies by Bess. The first time around the bar cookies didn’t turn out so good. Don’t get me wrong, they tasted great, but the chewy topping didn’t set up quite right making them difficult to remove from the pan. This time around, my Coconut Bars…

Read More...

Joanne’s Tasty Pineapple Bars

It took me a while to make Joanne’s Tasty Pineapple Bars for one reason, I couldn’t find pineapple preserves. I looked for them in several grocery stores without luck. One day while shopping in my neighborhood store, I walked by a display of ice cream toppings. Right there next to the strawberry and chocolate fudge…

Read More...

Scotch Toffies

Cookies by Bess has a couple cookie recipes that do not have flour. I can’t say these recipes are completely gluten free, but they are pretty darn close. Almost gluten free, but definitely not carbohydrate free! The corn syrup and brown sugar certainly take care of the carbs! Scotch Toffies have become one of my…

Read More...

Cinnamon Nut Squares

One of the things I love best about the Cookies by Bess cookie book, are all the unique cookie recipes! It has been so much fun to make so many cookie recipes I never would have made if I weren’t Grandma Bess’ granddaughter. Cinnamon Nut Squares is one of those recipes I might have passed…

Read More...

Dutch Nut Crisps

I didn’t have a whole lot of time to bake this particular weekend, so I decided to make Dutch Nut Crisps.  I’ve been looking at this recipe for a while now as it seems easy to make.  I’ve hesitated trying the recipe because based on he directions, I just wasn’t sure how the cookies were…

Read More...

Frosted Party Brownies

Frosted Party Brownies are one of three Cookies by Bess brownie recipes (Brownies No. 1, Rich Brownies No. 2). The Fudge Bars No. 1  and Fudge Bars No. 2 recipes can also be categorized as brownies, in my opinion.  Fudge Bars No. 1 includes a recipe for the best chocolate fudge frosting ever, so I…

Read More...

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…

Read More...

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…

Read More...