English Toffee Bars No. 2

The original Cookies by Bess cookie book has several recipes that say “No. 1” and “No. 2”. One of my family’s most favorite Cookies by Bess cookie of all is English Toffee Bars No. 1. I haven’t posted this recipe and blog yet, I’m saving it for a future post. I’ve never even considered making…

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Almond Coconut Bars

Okay, so let me start this blog entry by saying that these Almond Coconut Bars are really REALLY good! They are one of those cookies where you take a bite, you pause then you take a another bite, and then you look around and say to whoever is there or to yourself, “Wow, this is…

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Dream Bars No. 2

I’ve been eyeing this Dream Bars No. 2 recipe for a while now. I love the name, Dream Bars No. 2…and I’m on a bar making kick these days, so it seemed the perfect cookie to bake today! I did have to decide between Dream Bars No. 1 and Dream Bars No. 2…both recipes are…

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Chocolate Bar Yummies

My father-in-law was visiting and as we were chatting one day, I asked what his favorite ice cream is. He immediately said chocolate. No questions asked…he likes chocolate best! So, when I was deciding what cookies to make while he was here, I decided to make something chocolate. I came across the Chocolate Bar Yummies…

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Peanut Squares

All I have to say about making this Peanut Squares recipe is WOW WOW WOW! This recipe is something else! It’s definitely a bar cookie recipe, but you could also describe it as a layered cookie! It has a great cookie crust on the bottom, then chocolate chips, then brown sugar whipped with egg whites,…

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Apricot Bars

I’m not one for apricot jam on toast, I prefer strawberry or raspberry, but I have to say that apricot jam sure makes great cookies and bars! Apricot Bars is the second apricot cookie recipe I’ve made from Cookies by Bess (the other is Rolled Apricot Tea Cookies) and I just love the apricot flavor…

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Brownies No.1

I had a couple hours to spare one afternoon, so I got out my Cookies by Bess cookie book to find a quick and easy recipe to make. I stopped short on the Brownies No. 1 recipe. This recipe was perfect for three reasons. First because they are a bar cookie so shouldn’t take too…

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Chinese Chews

To celebrate New Year’s this year, I met some friends on New Year’s day for movies and lunch. I wanted to bring a traditional New Year’s cookie (if there was such a thing) to share with everyone, so I googled “traditional New Year’s cookies”.  A lot of Chinese New Year’s Cookie recipes came up. I…

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