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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Trobies

I’ve been looking at the Trobies recipe since I started baking Grandma Bess’ cookies. Not sure why it’s taken me so long to try this recipe. Maybe because I’ve never heard of Trobies before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Or maybe because cut-out cookies aren’t my favorite to make. The time required to…

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Sour Cream Holiday Cookies

I’ve only ever made Grandma Bess’  Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies when making holiday cut-out cookies. There are several holiday cut-out recipes in Cookies by Bess. I decided to make Sour Cream Holiday Cookies because I had  sour cream in my refrigerator and I love using sour cream in cookie recipes!  It was a good choice! This…

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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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Orange Tea Cookies

I can’t remember ever making a cookie with orange in it before, so I was excited to make these Orange Tea Cookies! I’ve used orange juice in frosting before (we always use the Juice Frosting recipe when making Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies), but not actually in the cookie! This is the second “tea cookie” I’ve…

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Rolled Apricot Tea Cookies

When I think about Spring, I think about daffodils and tulips, budding trees, robins singing sweet songs, and Grandma Bess’ Rolled Apricot Tea Cookies! I just love the dainty look of these sandwich cookies with the cute cut out shapes and the tangy apricot jam filling. Rolled Apricot Tea Cookies are perfect for a luncheon…

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Mother’s Poppy Seed Cookies

Mother’s Poppy Seed Cookies is one of four recipes in the Cookies by Bess cookie book that have either “Mom’s” or “Mother’s” in the title.   I don’t know for sure, but I’m assuming that “Mom” and “Mother” are referring to Grandma Bess’ mother, or my Great Grandmother Anna Lazar, pictured below.  This picture was taken…

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Valentine’s Hearts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I’m thinking about Valentine’s Hearts cookies. I’m thinking about pinks and reds, heart shapes, and hugs and kisses. I’d like to make a cut out type cookie, so I can use my Grandma Bess’s heart shaped cutters. Thank you, Aunt Suzie, for sending me Grandma’s cookie cutters,…

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Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies

An all-time favorite…Rich Flavor Christmas Cookies is a simple butter cookie recipe that is great for holiday cut out cookies! The Juice Frosting we’ve paired with it adds just the right amount of sweet to the buttery cookie flavor. I like to make this cookie for my Christmas and Hanukkah holiday cookies, but grandma Bess…

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