Pecan Fingers

Pecan Fingers, one of my mother’s favorite Cookies by Bess recipes, is absolutely in the top 10 Cookies by Bess cookie recipes. I honestly don’t know why I don’t make Pecan Fingers once a month. They are easy to make and “to die for” taste good! One of my most favorite things about baking Grandma…

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Cinnamon Swirls

Cinnamon Swirls are pictured on the back cover of the Cookies by Bess cookie book. A super sweet looking cookie that has perfectly wonderful flavors! This picture, which shows Cinnamon Swirls (just left of center) and many other Cookies by Bess cookies, is one of the original pictures taken during the photo shoot way back…

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Almond Rounds

To start, I must make a huge confession. This blog should actually be about Cookies by Bess’ Almond Rings. But, something went very wrong while I was making the cookie dough, so I had to decide…throw out what I had or make huge adjustments to the recipe and rename the cookie. I chose the latter…

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Chocolate Oatmeal Goodies

Not sure what is it about oatmeal, but I just love it in cookies! I think it’s the earthy and sometime chewy texture. And the oats go so well with all your traditional cookie ingredients. Chocolate Oatmeal Goodies have the texture I love and the perfect amount of chocolate to make these cookies a certain…

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Delicious Chocolate Teas

I always get a little nervous and hesitate a bit when I see “cookie press” in the cookie recipe instructions. But that didn’t stop me from making Cookies by Bess Delicious Chocolate Teas. And I’m glad because Delicious Chocolate Teas are really delicious! Actually, thanks to Grandma Bess, I no longer hesitate making cookies recipes…

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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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Chocolate Shot Rounds

Chocolate Shot Rounds are a fun twist on the normal oatmeal cookie. All the basics are there like butter, vanilla, etc. The twist comes with the chocolate shots or chocolate sprinkles.  I just love cookies made with oatmeal or quick oats, so I was excited to make Chocolate Shot Rounds! Another twist with this cookie recipe…

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Cherry Choco Surprises

Talk about a diverse cookie! Cherry Choco Surprises have so many options, even the recipe spells a couple of them out! To be honest, reading the recipe was a little confusing…you would think Cherry Choco Surprises have cherries in them…and they do, but not in the main recipe, the cherries show up in the recipe…

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Chocolate Almond Butterballs

Chocolate Almond Butterballs are your basic chocolate cookie…sorry, I mean great chocolate cookie! Melted semi-sweet chocolate mixed with butter, vanilla, and blanched almonds…rolled into balls and then in sugar to add just the right mount of sweetness. The chocolate flavor in Chocolate Almond Butterballs is subtle and prevalent…is that possible? 😊 What I mean is,…

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Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies

It was my guess the “Susan” in Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies is my Aunt Suzie. I asked my Mom and Dad, but they didn’t know for sure, so I went right to the source and emailed my Aunt Suzie directly. She responded right away with the answer!  Susan’s Favorite Christmas Cookies. Yes, the “Susan” in…

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