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Weekend Cooking: Alice’s Tea Cup

February 13, 2011

I was lucky enough to go to Alice’s Tea Cup when I was in New York last year.   This charming restaurant had great ambiance as well as delicious tea and food, so I was really excited to see that they’ve come out with a cookbook!  Since the recipes in this cookbook come from the tea room, they’re for lighter fare, like breakfast foods, soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and even a few cocktails.  There are also sections on brewing tea, throwing a tea party, creating menus with the recipes and tie dyeing.

Alice’s Tea Cup, by Haley Fox and Lauren Fox, is beautiful – with heavy weight paper and gorgeous photographs.    Not every recipe is pictured, though.  Several of the recipes call for tea that I wasn’t able to find locally, and since I don’t use a lot of tea, I wasn’t sure what I could substitute.  Carl had a hankering for chocolate chip cookies, so we decided to try the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies from this cookbook.   All of the ingredients were readily available and the directions were easy to follow.  We made the cookies smaller than the recipe calls for (and reduced the cooking time), so we ended up with a lot of cookies.  We took a plate full to a Super Bowl party and everyone who ate one said they were delicious!  We both agreed with them.   If you enjoy unique recipes, like Rice Krispies Treats Scones or Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes, you will enjoy this cookbook.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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26 Comments leave one →
  1. February 13, 2011 5:06 am

    I want to go back againt this year!

  2. February 13, 2011 6:43 am

    I love peanut butter cookies. Alice’s Teacup is right up the street from me and I have never been. One of these days I just have to get there.

  3. February 13, 2011 7:43 am

    Two of my husband’s favorite foods are peanut butter and chocolate. I might try these for him.

  4. February 13, 2011 7:59 am

    The cookies look good! Now I want to pull this book down and see what I could make as a companion to tonights dinner!

  5. February 13, 2011 8:33 am

    I need to find this book!

  6. February 13, 2011 8:55 am

    I’ll have to try this. My husband often has hankerings for p.b. choc chip cookies!

  7. February 13, 2011 9:07 am

    alice’s tea cup is so cozy, isn’t it? i’ve been a few times with friends and it always makes me smile. this cookbook sounds great and the cookies look delish! i brought chili to the super bowl party we attended…

  8. February 13, 2011 10:49 am

    Yum Yum Yum! I’ve made peanut butter cookies and love them but have never thought of putting choco chips in them. Yum!

  9. February 13, 2011 11:15 am

    I love tea and goodies – this book looks great!

  10. February 13, 2011 11:45 am

    I wish I knew more about tea and the art of a tea party. The cookies look and sound good. I like the use of mini chocolate chips.

  11. February 13, 2011 11:50 am

    Chocolate chips in peanut butter cookies is a brilliant idea! Those look so pretty with the traditional fork grid and dotted with chocolate chips.

    I have banana chocolate chip bread baking in my bread machine right now. Can’t wait for it to be done!

  12. February 13, 2011 12:21 pm

    Well those look yummy…and peanut butter, never seen that in a recipe here .)

  13. February 13, 2011 12:30 pm

    My son and his wife love Alice’s Tea Cup, so I’m sure any cookbook from them must be terrific. I’d love to try the chocolate pumpkin cupcapkes as chocolate and pumpkin are two are of my favorite things.

  14. February 13, 2011 12:47 pm

    Hi!
    Sounds yummy! Love Chocolate Chip Cookies. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Just Books

  15. February 13, 2011 1:04 pm

    I hope to visit this cute little tea shop the next time I am in New York. In the meantime, I hope I can find a copy of it at my local library so that I can imagine all the delightful fun.

  16. Julie H. permalink
    February 13, 2011 1:11 pm

    The recipe looks great! Two of our favorite things together!

  17. February 13, 2011 1:13 pm

    Am here from Cheryl’s blog. Congrats on being this weeks Shining Star. I love this new feature and it has lead me to your beautiful blog!!!

    Dollycas

  18. February 13, 2011 1:36 pm

    Will have to go to Alice’s Tea Cup when next in NY.

    I just bought a slew of pastries to celebrate early Valentine tonight since hubby has classes tomorrow night. It’s Valentine for my clan with kids, yeppers we celebrate as a family since LOVE is the theme for Valentine.

    PS that’s a muffin right on the cover…. looks good enough to eat. Going to try my hand at the peanut butter chocholate chip cookie. I actually have kosher salt in the cupboard so this should work. YUM and thanks for making my mouth water again 😉

  19. February 13, 2011 1:48 pm

    Sounds like a place my girls would love!

  20. February 13, 2011 2:33 pm

    Anything Wonderland-related is awesome in my book!

  21. February 13, 2011 3:48 pm

    That’s really neat that you visited this place too. The cookies looked like they turned out good!!

  22. February 13, 2011 5:45 pm

    Oh I do so want some of those cookies.

  23. February 14, 2011 4:50 am

    Looking ready to bite in! 🙂

  24. February 15, 2011 6:24 am

    I know I’d love this cookbook — and I bet I’d love the restaurant.

  25. February 17, 2011 10:00 pm

    Does one of those cookies have a bite out of it?! Irresistible!

    Can we find time to go back to Alice’s Tea Cup in May?!

  26. February 19, 2011 7:06 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies! I’d be happy to make them minus the peanut butter 😉

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