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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Almond Apricot Balls

I hope this blog does this cookie recipe justice because Almond Apricot Balls are wonderful! The flavors blend perfectly, they look beautiful, and they taste amazing! After making Almond Apricot Balls, I’m surprise they aren’t one of my families favorites. I don’t remember Grandma Bess or my Mother making Almond Apricot Balls when I was…

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Gold Cookies

Another amazing cookie by Cookies by Bess!  Gold Cookies rank right up there with Gold Crispies…What?  Yep!  Gold Cookies and Gold Crispies are similar recipes…so similar, I thought I was having a Déjà vu while I was making them! I realized the similarities when I was rolling the cookies in the cinnamon and nuts mixture….

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Short Bread Balls

If you love short bread cookies, you are going to really LOVE Cookies by Bess’ Short Bread Balls! Butter, flour, throw in a little vanilla and a whole bunch of pecans and you’ve got melt in your mouth short bread wonderfulness! Oh, how dare I forget the confectioner’s sugar…OMG! Short Bread Balls are your traditional,…

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Chocolate Dips

Chocolate Dips are a fun cookie to make and tasty cookie to eat! I will admit, every time I see “cookie press” in a recipe, I cringe a bit. For some reason, I’m a bit intimidated by cookie presses. I must have tried using a cookie press unsuccessfully when I was a kid or something….

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Sue’s Apricot Strudel

Another awesome recipe from Cookies by Bess! Sue’s Apricot Strudel is a wonderfully flakey cookie that is sweet and savory at the same time. The light and fluffy strudel crust blends perfectly with the apricot and coconut mixture! When reading the recipe for Sue’s Apricot Strudel, you might get a bit intimidated. I know I…

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Little Nutmeg Butter Balls

Little Nutmeg Butter Balls are another winner cookie recipe from Cookies by Bess! This recipe combines the wonderful tasting butter cookie with just enough spicy nutmeg to make you want to eat more cookies! After all my baking, I have become partial to making molded or shaped cookies. For some reason, to me, there is…

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles! Yay! After all my years of baking cookies, I’ve never made Snickerdoodles…until now. I’ve loved eating these wonderfully unique flavored cookies…they are sweet and almost spicy with a flavor I could never figure out. Now that I know the recipe, I know the secret! Based on all the Snickerdoodles I’ve tried over the years,…

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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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