Cherry Cookies

What beautiful pictures! Cherry Cookies photograph so well! The finished cookies look good enough to eat! 😊 I just happen to have a jar of maraschino cherries in my refrigerator, so I was excited to find the Cherry Cookies recipe in Cookies by Bess. I was also excited because the recipe includes almond extract. The…

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Chocolate Sandies

Last week, the feature Cookies by Bess cookie was Sandies. After making this wonderful cookie, I just could resist making and featuring Cookies by Bess’ Chocolate Sandies next! You would think the two recipes would be the same, and they are to an extent, but they are also different…mostly because of the added chocolate. Because…

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Sandies

Pecan Sandies from Keebler were a favorite of mine when I was a kid. They were buttery, nutty, and super sweet! Granted they were store bought…so I probably shouldn’t admit to buying and eating them,but, I have to be honest, even when it comes to cookie eating! 😊 Knowing that Sandies were one of my…

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Chocolate Almond Surprises

Each week I try a new Cookies by Bess recipe, and each week I am amazed at how great each recipe is! Chocolate Almond Surprises are no exception! Recipes with “surprise” in the name are intriguing to me…usually it means something is hidden inside the cookie. Again, Chocolate Almond Surprises is no exception! This time…

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Little Butter Balls

This is my kind of cookie! I’m not sure why it took me so long to make these Little Butter Balls, but I’m sure glad I finally did! There is just something about butter, brown sugar, and vanilla…I LOVE IT! Add a nut on top and you’ve got perfect Little Butter Balls cookies! I’m rating…

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Chocolate Nuggets

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate…if you love chocolate, this is the cookie for you! To be honest, I’m not the biggest chocolate fan, but I REALLY like these Chocolate Nuggets! OMG, they are so good! Cookies by Bess has pages and pages of cookie recipes that include chocolate and I’ve made several of them. I love that…

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Almond Cinnamon Crescents

I really love cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar…especially when right out of the oven! The sugar almost melts in to a sweet frosting. This is one reason I decided to make Almond Cinnamon Crescents. I’ve been baking Grandma Bess’ recipes every week for over a year now.  After about 70 to 80 recipes,…

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Mom’s Butter Cookies

I love that this recipe is called Mom’s Butter Cookies! It makes me think this may be one of my Great Grandmother, Anna Lazar’s recipes! I don’t remember meeting my Great Grandmother, Anna Lazar…but, I do remember meeting all my great aunts and uncle (Lillian, Lee, Fanny, Bess [my Grandmother], Molly, Harriet and uncle Sam)!…

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Dutch Honey Butter Cookies

To be honest, I’m not used to baking or cooking with honey. I love the idea of using honey, so I was drawn to the Dutch Honey Butter Cookies recipe in Cookies by Bess. After reading the recipe a couple times, I noticed there is only ¼ cup honey. I wondered to myself if honey…

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Gold Crispies

Gold Crispies, what a great name for a cookie! This recipe caught my eye as I was paging through Cookies by Bess looking for a recipe with ingredients I already had in my pantry. Gold Crispies turned out to be a great recipe, but not what I expected in the end. When I’m looking at…

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