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Katie Bonner is the first to admit that she's not the best cook in the world, but that's okay because she was born with a sweet tooth and a baking gene.  Katie bakes for relaxation, and since she lives alone (except for feline company), she loves to share the bounty of her kitchen with her friends at Artisans Alley.

Katie has also put together Recipes to Die For: A Victoria Square CookbookTo read more about it, click here.

One of Katie's favorite recipes is for Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Oooh!  Yum!  So nice on a cold day with a cup of tea or cocoa, or on a hot day with an ice-cold glass of milk.  I hope you'll enjoy them as much as Katie and her friends at the Alley do!

Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (1/2 pound) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups (12-ounce package) milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl. Cream the butter, sugars, and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased, foil-lined baking sheets.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for a couple of minutes, and then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.


Okay, so cookies are fattening.  How about a healthy cookie?  Oatmeal is good for you.  Raisins are fruit.  Nuts are protein.  Butter is dairy -- four food groups in one cookie. How can you miss?

Oatmeal Raisin Nut Cookies
cup butter, softened
cup sugar
cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon allspice
teaspoon salt
2 cups rolled or quick oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375F.
In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Gradually beat into the butter mixture. Stir in oats, raisins, and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly, and then remove from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.

One of Katie's great ant Lizzie's favorite recipes was for cream scones.  Katie is happy to share that recipe recipe with you, too.  Just click here.


Come Back Soon. More Recipes on the way--and don't forget to check out Katie's Cookbook

Recipes To Die For: A Victoria Square Cookbook


You can also find more of Victoria Square recipes in The Cozy Chicks Kitchen.

They include:
Apple Fritters
Andy's Cole Slaw
Beer Cake
Brown Sugar Walnut Cookies
Cheesy Chive Potatoes
Chocolate Sin
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars
Zingy Ginger Scones


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