When the world gives you duck eggs, make cookies, of course!

What a day for surprises!

My first surprise.

I had a record number of visitors to my blog on this day, all because of one post! Thanks for liking it. Update: 259 lattes to go in 44 days.

My second surprise:

A carton of duck eggs delivered just when I was thinking of making chocolate chip cookies. Hannah, a basketball team player came over for a ride to practice and brought the fresh free range gift.

Hannah’s surprise:

panda bear cupcakes

panda cupcakes

We (my daughter and another player) acted as though we had no idea she was turning 15 on that day. We “spontaneously” declared the cookies made were for her special day and we sang happy birthday. Her surprise came at basketball where she was given a surprise birthday party by her team which included awesome panda bear cupcakes.

Here’s the recipe for the cookies, an adaptation of the chocolate candy cookies from my cookbook, A Dollop and A Pinch: Recipes and Stories from The Baron York.

Preheat oven to 350˚

duck egg cookies

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 stick butter

1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco (or shortening or another stick of butter)

2 duck eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter and Crisco. Add eggs and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt and add to creamed mixture. Blend well. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. (Make them tiny for tea or giant for sugar-overload!)

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are brown.

My daughter’s surprise:

She loved the cookies and THEN found out they were made with the duck eggs she had declared she wouldn’t eat.

About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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3 Responses to When the world gives you duck eggs, make cookies, of course!

  1. jane says:

    love duck eggs, am allergic to chicken eggs, this is a new adventure that my body has decided to explore. (not my choice) so I am looking for recipes to use duck eggs in, right now I am looking fora good oatmeal raisin cookie using duck eggs

  2. Sending you lots of wishes that your hits turn into lattes 🙂

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