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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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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