Scotch Oatmeal Cookies

I decided to make Scotch Oatmeal Cookies because I had a new container of quick oats in my pantry. It was an added surprise when I realized this recipe was so easy to make! Drop cookies tend to be easier and quicker to make than other types of cookies. This is always helpful when I…

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Lemon Drops

What could be better than lemon cookies on a spring/summer day? In my opinion, not much which is why I decided to make Cookies by Bess Lemon Drops! I also wanted to make a cookie that would bake up quickly because I didn’t have too much time. I always go to drop cookies  when I’ve…

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Cathy’s Ginger Creams

As I continue to bake all of the Cookies by Bess cookie recipes, I am excited most by making the “name-sake” cookies! There is a cookie recipe named for each of the women in the family around the time Grandma Bess first published Cookies by Bess! Cathy’s Ginger Creams is the third name-sake cookie I’ve…

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Crisp Butter Drops

Crisp Butter Drops are another great cookie recipe from Cookies by Bess! Golden in color and filled with all kinds of flavor, this cookie is a real winner! In my humble opinion, the title of the recipe, Crisp Butter Drops, doesn’t do this cookie justice. I think I’ve passed over this recipe to this point…

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Macaroon Surprises

As I was paging through Cookies by Bess looking for the next cookies to make, my husband mentioned he was craving macaroons…the super coconuty type of macaroon. So, I looked up macaroons in the index and was surprised to find only one recipe…these Macaroon Surprises. I just assumed that there would be several macaroon type…

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Chocolate Drop Cookies

I was looking for an easy to make drop cookie recipe I could whip up for a party I was hosting. The Chocolate Drop Cookies seemed perfect because I know everyone loves chocolate and frosting and chopped nuts. A perfect cookie combination! After tasting the finished cookies, I thought the they were good, but I…

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Banana Bars

Whenever I have over ripe bananas I think about baking. I looked through Cookies by Bess and found a Banana Bars recipe, perfect for my ripe bananas! The recipe is written for bars as well as for cookies. I actually ended up making both! I started with the Banana Bars, because I’ve never made a…

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Rocks

While paging through Cookies by Bess, I’ve passed over the Rocks recipe several times.  Probably because Rocks isn’t the most appetizing name for a cookie. It makes me think of a solid hard cookie that might break my teeth if I bite into it. Also, I’m one that prefers soft cookies, so I didn’t think…

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Fudge Cookies

Another Cookies by Bess Top 10! Fudge Cookies are definitely in my Top 10 of all time! I find this funny because chocolate really isn’t my thing and if I’m buying fudge, I would probably buy pecan praline or caramel nut. I tend to leave the chocolate fudge for those that LOVE chocolate. Not with…

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Salted Peanut Cookies

I was just looking through Cookies by Bess and came along the Salted Peanut Cookies recipe. It’s funny to me that I can look at this cookie book over and over and still find a recipe I haven’t noticed before. Not sure why I missed this one before because I love cookies with corn flakes…

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