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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Dream Bars No. 1

Dream Bars No. 1 are a rich and thick bar cookie, similar in flavor to Dream Bars No. 2 which are a rich and thin bar cookie. The biggest difference in these cookie recipes is the baking pan size. Dream Bars No. 2 call for a jelly roll pan, while Dream Bars No. 1 call…

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Fudge Bars No. 2

I’m beginning to think Grandma Bess had an addiction to chocolate! There are so many wonderful chocolate cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess, I almost can’t stand it! Coming from someone that really doesn’t love chocolate…I have to admit that every Cookies by Bess chocolate cookie recipe I bake is better than the one before…Fudge…

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Chocolate Devils

Chocolate Devils! What a great name! No idea why this awesome brownie is called Chocolate Devils!?!? Chocolate Devils are a wonderfully rich and moist yet cakey chocolate brownie. Moist enough to easily cut into squares, cakey enough to be light and almost fluffy!  If you love chocolate, you’ll love Chocolate Devils! I have to mention,…

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Rich Brownies No. 2

So, I made Cookies by Bess’ Brownies No. 1 a while ago and they were so good I vowed never to bake boxed brownies again…and I haven’t!  I was in the mood for brownies again, so I decided to bake Rich Brownies No. 2. The recipes are somewhat the same and somewhat different. But I…

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