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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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