Bohemian Christmas Cookies

As I work my way through all the holiday cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess I was intrigued by the  Bohemian Christmas Cookies recipe.  Cookies by Bess has so many interesting cookie recipes for all over the world and every walk of life!  I love the “bohemian” style and love the idea of Bohemian Christmas…

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Berliner Kranzer No. 2

Cookies by Bess has two Berliner Kranzer cookie recipes, Berliner Kranzer No. 1 and Berliner Kranzer No. 2.  I’ve been looking at these recipes for years now, barely able to get past the 4 hard cooked egg yolks and 4 raw egg yolks in the ingredients list. It’s just hard for me to picture a…

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Kringler

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into with this Kringler recipe from Cookies by Bess. I’ve never heard of Kringler cookies, but the name reminds me of the traditional Kringle, a butter layered Danish pastry introduced in Racine, WI in the late 1800’s. Reading the history, you will learn that…

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Sour Cream Holiday Cookies

I’ve only ever made Grandma Bess’  Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies when making holiday cut-out cookies. There are several holiday cut-out recipes in Cookies by Bess. I decided to make Sour Cream Holiday Cookies because I had  sour cream in my refrigerator and I love using sour cream in cookie recipes!  It was a good choice! This…

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Kris Kringles

Wow, what a beautiful and great tasting cookie! As I continue to make my way through all the holiday cookie recipes in Cookies by Bess, I continue to be amazed at the different types of cookies and the great, new flavors I’m experiencing. Kris Kringles are similar to the Butternut Swedish Cookie recipe in how…

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Mexican Christmas Cookies

What is are Mexican Christmas Cookies? I wasn’t sure, so I Googled it to find out…I found Mexican Wedding Cookies and Biscochitos, a traditional New Mexican holiday cookie, but didn’t find anything similar to the Mexican Christmas Cookies recipe from Cookies by Bess. It’s an interesting recipe.  Nothing like other traditional holiday cookie recipes.  I…

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Holiday Cookie Exchange

Now is the time to start thinking about and planning your Holiday Cookie Exchange! One thing I always look forward to as we get closer and closer to the holidays is a Holiday Cookie Exchange!  Being Jewish, I didn’t grow up celebrating Christmas, but pretty much everyone I knew and worked with did. Working at…

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Valentine’s Hearts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I’m thinking about Valentine’s Hearts cookies. I’m thinking about pinks and reds, heart shapes, and hugs and kisses. I’d like to make a cut out type cookie, so I can use my Grandma Bess’s heart shaped cutters. Thank you, Aunt Suzie, for sending me Grandma’s cookie cutters,…

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Holiday Kisses

This is a really fun recipe to make! I was a little nervous at first, because I’ve never whipped up egg whites before, therefore, haven’t made this type of cookie before.Whipping up the egg whites was fun because I used my Grandma Bess’s very own hand mixer! My parents sent it to me with some…

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Christmas Butter Balls

My first new Christmas cookie recipe of the season and I picked a good one! These cookies have a festive look and a great taste! This was my first time making this recipe and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The recipe is easy to follow, the cookies are easy to form, and they…

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