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Best Books of 2007

Hooray for Jenny Majesky and the Sky River Bakery! The star of The Winter Lodge is celebrating today. The Winter Lodge (large print edition)This book just made the Publishers Weekly list of “Best Books of the Year.”

“Complicated, flesh-and-blood characters inhabit Wiggs’s idyllic but identifiable Lakeshore Chronicles, weaving a refreshingly honest smalltown tapestry of romance, domestic drama, mystery and generations-old Polish recipes.” (November 5, 2007)

In celebration, I think I’ll bake something. These cookies only use one pan, and you don’t even have to get out the mixer. I am raising my cup of tea in the direction of Manhattan today. Thanks, PW!

No Brainer Cookies:
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
5 Tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
confectioners sugar
Melt butter in square baking pan over low heat. Beat eggs slightly. Combine sugar, flour, soda and nuts. Stir into beaten eggs and vanilla. Pour mixture over butter. Do not stir. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until center is set. Invert pan onto rack. Cut into squares and dust with confectioners sugar.
(optional – stir in things you like, such as chocolate, white chocolate or butterscotch chips, dried fruit, toffee chips or M&Ms)

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  1. See – wonderful things DO hapen to those who work diligently and persistently – pouring their heart and soul into their work – just like your momma told you!
    Congratulations Susan – Savor this – let it warm your hearyt and light a fire under your Peacock Blue Pen!!!!!

  2. Susan, this is wonderful news, and you so richly deserve it.
    I think I’ll take those cookies to a pot luck this weekend, so thanks for doing that research for me, too.

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