Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Yule Be Glad You Entered

by Katie Bonner of YULE BE DEAD, by Lorraine Bartlett and Gayle Leeson

It's such a busy time of year, but I love baking. It helps me relax, it makes my apartment smell heavenly, and I have treats to share with my friends.

I'm sharing my chocolate chip cookie recipe with you so you can put smiles on lots of faces over the holiday season.

Merry Christmas!

Katie Bonner's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

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)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C, Gas Mark 5). 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 move to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Seasons Readings Giveaway:

Two winners will each receive a signed copy of YULE BE DEAD. To enter today's giveaway, please comment your favorite cookie. Please don't forget to add your email address so winners may be notified. Winners will be chosen/announced on Saturday, December 15. Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a blessed holiday season!

77 comments:

  1. Those cookies look great! My favorite this time of year is gingerbread cookies. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway! JL_Minter@hotmail(dot)com

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  2. My favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut, but these look delicious too. Happy holidays! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  3. I think Gingersnaps would be my favourite cookie. Peanut butter and Pecan Sandies are in a close running though!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  4. Chocolate Chip cookies will always be my favorite.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  5. I like snickerdoodles
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  6. Shortbread cookies are delectable and wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip cookies, but with other kinds of chips added in as well (butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate). I can't wait to try your recipe! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  8. My favorite cookie is oatmeal, then choc chip . The recipe here sounds good will have to try it
    debbiec1313(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I always like to try new recipes so my favorite is always changing, but currently it's a delicious peppermint cookies. And brownies are always at the top of the list.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. We always bake Gingerbread men cookies and I lost the lady gingerbread cutter! It's been a family tradition since I was a kid! I ate the neighborhood kids cookies one year! Boy was my Mother mad! Veronica Boudreau, vboudreau57@gmail.com.

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  11. Sugar cookies - I remember my mom making them as a kid and we would eat the dough while it was in the fridge.

    kkat.edwards@gmail.com

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  12. my favorite cookie is a greek thumbprint cookie with half of a candied cherry - thanks for the contest - trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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  13. My very favorite cookie is the chocolate chip cookie. They are good any time of the year.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. My favorite cookie is always chocolate chip. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  15. Cornflake cookies are my favorite. turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  16. Mmm, chocolate chip cookies still warm with melty chocolate.
    I'm told (but haven't had the patience to do it yet) that cookies like this are even better if you chill the dough for an hour or so.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I'm a lover of anything peanut butter so my fav is peanut butter cookies. nettiem(at)toledotel.(com)

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  18. Butter cookies are my favorite. lkleback at hotmail.com

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  19. My favorite cookie is my Ozark Honey Oatmeal Cookie. It's great because it just gets better with time. It doesn't dry our or get crumbly. It freezes great and it ships well.
    Ozark Honey Oatmeal Cookie
    Ingredients
    1/2 cup Shortening
    1 ¼ cup Sugar
    2 Eggs
    1/3 cup Honey
    1 tsp. Salt
    1 tsp. Soda
    1 ¾ cup Flour, sifted
    2 cups Quick Oats
    1 cup Coconut
    1 cup Pecans, finely chopped or ground
    Directions
    Heat oven to 375 degrees
    Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, honey, soda and salt thoroughly
    Stir in flour, oats, coconut and pecans
    Shape dough into rounded teaspoon sized balls
    Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet
    Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped into sugar
    Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly golden.
    Immediately remove from baking sheet
    Yields: 5 dozen cookies
    Variations:
    Honey-Raisin Cookies: Omit coconut and substitute 1 cup raisins

    Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy of YULE BE DEAD!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. These sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    2. My favorite cookie is spritz. My email address is tammy.hauser@yahoo.com
      Have a great Christmas!

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  20. Chocolate cookies with chocolate chips. For Christmas, I like the Pepperidge Farms Christmas ones or other store bought cookies.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. My favorite cookies are chocolate no-bake cookies. Thanks for the chance to win. robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  22. My favorite cookies are homemade lemon bars. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Holidays to you and yours.
    donnaing1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Hermit and spritz cookies are my favs. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  24. Peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses. Thanks for the chance. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  25. ginger snaps

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  26. My favorite cookie is a peanut butter blossom
    Thanks for the chance
    Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. A nice chewy oatmeal sans raisins. Yum!
    Thank you for the chance carolynrss0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Sugar cookies are my favorite cookies. Thanks for the chance to win.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  29. Devil's Food cookies are my weakness. I could eat a whole box and never blink an eye. Such a fun giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win. Cozy Mystery hugs ~ Donna (donnalizbeth at yahoo dot com)

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  30. I love chocolate chip cookies, same recipe as yours. But I also enjoy chocolate peanut butter chip cookies and oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. There's a trend here with chocolate. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  31. I like to try new cookie recipes, but my favorite is shortbread.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  32. I have a couple of different cookies that our family enjoys...fruitcake cookies and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies. Thank you for the giveaway. gda523(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. I'm always trying new cookie recipes, so it's really hard to nail down a favorite. But I think it must be gingersnaps, because if I'm craving a cookie, that would be my first choice. But it must be my Mom's recipe that she cut from a newspaper back in the 1940s, replete with molasses and real butter.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I love fruitcake cookies and shortbread. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  35. I like shortbread and soft chocolate chip cookies in fact almost all kinds of cookies.

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  36. Gayle, I love peanut butter blossoms (the peanut butter cookie with the Hershey's kiss on top) and cashew tarts! The cashew tarts take all day and are a super big mess to make, and I haven't had them in YEARS! -Heather TeacupsAndLipstick at gmail dot com

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  37. I do like chocolate chip cookies.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  38. Frosted sugar cookies for Christmas! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. My favorite cookies are pecan sandies,snickerdoodles and peanut butter.
    Thank you for the chance to win,
    Valerie
    vabedel@aol.com

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  40. I love nut cups and eggnog cookies during the holiday season. Thank you for the cookie recipe and opportunity to win your book! Merry Christmas and a very Blessed New Year!
    cristinaalaska@gmail.com

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  41. Mmmmm, cookies! My favorites are oatmeal chocolate chip, hands down. Email is Lara.Baker at AOL. Thanks for the fun this week!

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  42. My favorite holiday cookie is Butterscotch Pecan. karlew1959@aol.com

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  43. I love chocolate chip, chocolate chocolate chip, And peanut butter.

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  44. Goodness, I don't think I've ever met a cookie I didn't like. :) This time of year, I do crave homemade frosted sugar cookies with sprinkles. Merry Christmas!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  45. Butter cookies are my favorite. Thankyou for the opportunity. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  46. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite.
    sheilarbales@gmail.com

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  47. We make a mint cookies that is my favorite. The dough is similar to chocolate chip cookie dough without the chocolate chips or nuts. You then wrap a small amount of dough around a round chocolate mint wafer and top it with a small piece of walnut. So yummy! Thanks so much for the chance!
    jstomalis1053@comcast.net

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  48. My favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles. Thanks for the chance!!
    Thirdangelfrmlft@aol.com

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  49. Peanut butter chocolate chip cookies 😀. Happy holidays and thank you so very much for letting me enter your giveaway.

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  50. I never met a cookie I didn't like ;-)
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  51. My favorite is Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Chip coming in a close second!
    techols9472@bellsouth.net

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  52. Chocolate drop cookies with chocolate frosting, my grandmother's recipe. Thanks for the chance! cgstratman@hotmail.com

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  53. Chocolate oatmeal drop cookies (no peanut butter!) aliciaday01@gmail.com

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  54. I found a recipe for cinnamon roll cookies that is amazing. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. Sugar cookies - with lots of frosting! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  56. My favorite cookie at this time of year is a Peanut Butter Cookie with a Hershey's Kiss on top. Yumm

    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  57. My favorite cookie at all times is oatmeal raisin. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. Chocolate chip cookies are hard to beat. This year, I found a recipe that adds coarsely crushed white chocolate-covered mini pretzels to the batter. YUM! I also found a new recipe for Orange-Frosted Cornmeal Stars, so they have become a new favorite!

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  59. I forgot to add my email address to my favorite cookies: dorothyminor10@gmail.com, so I am repeating my favorites! Chocolate Chip cookies are always good. This year, I found a recipe that calls for adding 7 ounces coarsely chopped white covered-pretzel chips to the batter. YUM! Another new favorite is a sugar cookie that adds cornmeal to the batter: Orange-Frosted Cornmeal Stars. They are light and delicious!

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  60. My favorite for this time of year is peppermint bark, which is not really a cookie but I really like it. Thanks for the chance!

    kc20083@gmail.com

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  61. Homemade boiled oatmeal cookies with nuts...it's a great tasting cookie...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  62. My favorite is chocolate and coconut cookie bars

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  63. Pride of Iowa cookies are a hit at our home any time of the year. nmiddaugh@hamburgcsd.org

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  64. I have never met a cookie I didn't like, however chocolate chip cookies are not a favorite (until I start eating them, and then I can't stop!) I love shortbread and butter cookies. My favorite was a cookie my Detroit grandma used to send us each year called snowballs. It is a rich butter cookie rolled in a ball and then rolled in powdered sugar before and after baking. If I only make one cookie at Christmas, this would be it.
    oznut4(at)aol[dot]com

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  65. My favorite cookie was what my mom called greek thumbprint cookies. I miss them. Thank you for the contest. trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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  66. Chocolate chip. Although, I'll happily eat any kind. LOL

    kaye.killgore(at)comcast.net

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  67. Renee Collins (Google Account)December 13, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    Chocolate butter cookies! LaFonRC(at)aol(dot) com

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  68. my favorite cookie is Chocolate chip cookies with dark chocolate chunks and pecans. Thanks for the giveaway.queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  69. I love homemade sugar cookies best, but peanut butter cookies are an awfully close second. Especially if they're homemade by somebody else!
    cameronbarbara@ymail.com

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  70. My favorite cookie this time of year is the Hungarian cookie (Kolachy) with apricot filling thanks for the opportunity to win this book. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  71. At Christmas, I love my mom's gingerbread cookies (although they're probably more like molasses cookies). Other times of the year, I love soft, chewy choc chip cookies. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  72. My favorite cookie is Eggnog Thumbprint Cookies

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  73. I commented above and accidentally hit enter before posting my email address : sanford.angela@ymail.com

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