Swiss Coconut Balls

Cookies by Bess has lots of macaroon type cookie recipes even though the cookies aren’t actually called macaroons. Swiss Coconut Balls is one of them and in my opinion, the one that comes closest to my idea of a coconut macaroon! The ingredients all make sense for a macaroon…firmly beaten egg whites, confectioner’s sugar, a…

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Spice Coffee Drops

What goes best with cookies? I’m sure there are plenty of opinions on the answer to this question, but the one that comes to my mind first is…coffee! Next question, what could be better than cookies with coffee baked in? Easy answer, nothing…and Spice Coffee Drops are proof! Spice Coffee Drops from Cookies by Bess…

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Chocolate Bon Bon Cookies

Have you ever had a cookie that tastes like a brownie? Really, what could be better? Cookies by Bess’ Chocolate Bon Bon Cookies are just that…a brownie cookie! It’s really amazing how many good cookie recipes are included in Cookies by Bess. Grandma Bess really knew what she was doing when she chose each and…

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Sour Cream Chocolate Drop Cookies

Sour Cream Chocolate Drop Cookies are a yummy twist on our beloved Chocolate Chip Cookie. The addition of sour cream is the most obvious twist. It’s an additional ingredient that totally changes the consistency of the cookies (in a good way!). The other twist is use of cake flour versus normal baking flour. This switch…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Check out this list of ingredients! Chocolate Oatmeal Drops are filled with so much amazing goodness in every bite! I don’t remember ever having a chocolate oatmeal cookie before, so I was excited to try something new…I was also excited about how all the different ingredients in one cookie were going to taste! After trying…

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Brown Rim Cookies

Butter cookies extraordinaire! Brown Rim Cookies by Cookies by Bess are what I think of when I think of butter cookies…with a fancy cherry on top! As with all other cookies recipes that call for “shortening”, I substituted the shortening with butter. Sorry Grandma Bess, I just have a hard time using that much shortening…

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Sherry Nut Drop Cookies

Before Cookies by Bess’s Sherry Nut Drop Cookies, I hadn’t tasted sherry wine before.  So, I didn’t have any in my liquor cabinet and I had to pick some up at the liquor store. There was quite a selection! And I learned there is quite a bit to learn about the different types of sherry….

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Chocolate Coconut Crisps

Chocolate Coconut Crisps is a great cookie recipe and great tasting cookie! If you are looking for a basic cookie recipe that gives you a really good cookie, Chocolate Coconut Crisps is the recipe for you! Chocolate Coconut Crisps have everything you want in a cookie and then more! You’ve got chocolate, you’ve got coconut,…

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Party Face Cookies

I’ve been looking at this Party Face Cookies recipe for quite a while. I’m not exactly sure why I waited so long to make these awesome cookies…I had everything in my baking pantry and they are a drop cookie…what could be better? Before I get into the baking steps, I want to first apologize in…

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Small Pecan Drops

I think I’ve found the easiest Cookies by Bess cookie recipe! Small Pecan Drops are so easy and quick to make, I was done baking before I knew it! Small Pecan Drops is a cookie recipe with basic ingredients and basic steps. Nothing fancy, nothing hard, just yummy cookie dough and even yummier cookies! It…

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