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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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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Butterscotch Chocolate Nut Cookies

Butterscotch Chocolate Nut Cookies is Part 2 of the Butterscotch Coconut Cookies recipe. Several of Cookies by Bess recipes have variations listed, generally for using different ingredients (different jams, nuts, fats, or fruit). The Butterscotch Coconut Cookies variation of adding melted chocolate and substituting chopped nuts for coconut actually creates a completely differently flavored cookie! Butterscotch…

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Butterscotch Coconut Cookies

I love cookies with coconut, so Butterscotch Coconut Cookies was a perfect choice to make for this sunny spring day! I love butterscotch syrup on ice cream and I love butterscotch chips, so I just assumed I’d love Butterscotch Coconut cookies! But as I was reading the recipe, I wondered what exactly is butterscotch anyway?…

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Caramel Nut Cookies

My Cookies by Bess cookie book was sitting on my kitchen counter, open to page 15. At the top of the page was Caramel Nut Cookies. As I was cleaning up my kitchen I looked down and saw this recipe and decided to make these cookies. Caramel Nut Cookies, just the name makes them sound…

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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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Pecan Maple Cookies

Pecan Maple Cookies are my kind of cookie! They are not fancy or dainty, just good, sweet, nutty, and chewy! I love the combination of brown sugar, maple flavoring, and pecans…together it’s almost like a caramely or praline flavor. The pecans with the coconut give the cookie great texture…I am adding Pecan Maple Cookies to…

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Peanut Butter Refrigerator Cookies

My husband is pretty picky with which cookies he really likes and which he’ll shrug and say, “That’s pretty good.” Cookies by Bess’ basic Peanut Butter Cookies are one of his favorites, so I thought I’d make Cookies by Bess’ Peanut Butter Refrigerator Cookies and do a comparison. I just love using peanut butter in…

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Pineapple Refrigerator Cookies

Okay, I really hate to admit it and my husband says I shouldn’t, but for the first time I’m going to say that I was a little disappointed with a cookie recipe once it was baked and cooled. I was excited about the idea of a “pineapple cookie”, so I thought Pineapple Refrigerator Cookies would…

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Mom’s Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

July 9th is National Sugar Cookie Day! So of course, I had to make sugar cookies to celebrate. Cookies by Bess has a lot of sugar type cookies recipes, but only one actual sugar cookie recipe…Mom’s Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies. There are a few “Mom’s” recipes in Cookies by Bess…I assume these recipes are from…

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