Posted by on April 25, 2007 in stitch | 6 comments

ChickieIn between scrubbing the toilet and bathtub, I made something yesterday. A chicken, of course! Although I confess it is not actually my pattern, it’s from the very talented Lyn of Molly Chicken. It was a fun little thing to make, and I made it pretty small, she’s about 6  inches, not including the comb and legs. I think she will make a good gift for a little chicken loving visitor arriving next week. I can’t wait to give it to her!

Later today I’ll be making a batch of oatmeal cranberry butterscotch cookies. I didn’t mention that I took the last batch to work, and they were polished off very quickly. I heard that someone tried to steal the entire jar, and someone else offered to pay my $5 for 5 cookies. He was dead serious too. So I guess the recipe is a keeper. I thought I’d share it here, so you can be popular with your friends and co-workers too.

Oatmeal Cranberry Butterscotch Chip Cookies   
1 1/2 c. unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. unsalted butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. oatmeal (not instant)
2 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and
cinnamon. Combine butter and sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and
vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Stir in oatmeal, butterscotch chips and
cranberries. Drop by the spoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet and
bake 13-15 minutes.



  1. You’ve made a great job of “Chickie” so adorable.

  2. How’s your vaca going?
    Marne’ the Chicken Whisperer? Love it!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful spring! I’m hoping to make a trip South this summer… Lunch? 😀

  3. I love the chicken, very friendly looking.

  4. Chicken is way cool! As was my package which arrived a few days ago!!! Thank you SO much, Marne! My fave is the little fuzzy chick! She’s sitting right here next to my computer. And the CD is awesome! My 14 yod, Avery and I sat and listened to the whole thing…our favorite being the Ditty Bops! Thank you, thank you! It has been fun getting to know you…glad we’re friends!

  5. cute!!!

  6. What a cute little chicken! Well done! Oh, I wish I’d more time for crafting but now that the weather is warm again, I spend most of my spare time in the garden.
    Thanks a lot for visiting my Country Cottage Garden blog and leaving a comment. I am always very happy to welcome new visitors and I am glad you like my little paradise.
    Feel free to pass by whenever you want!
    Warmest wishes from Germany!

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