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Cookies, Koz and Christmas

We had the pleasure of interviewing Dave Koz before his show “Dave Koz and Friends A Smooth Jazz Christmas 2010″ this week. His ‘friends’ are none other than Jonathan Butler,Brian Culbertson and Candy Dulfer. It’s a great show, you should catch it when it’s in your city. The tour schedule is below.

We learned some interesting facts like:  as a teenager  he worked with his father who was a doctor, traveling the world is on his bucket list, and he shares Sandi’s love of the Chocolate Chip Cookie! Dave’s sister, Roberta, started Cookies For A Koz in early 2008.  Their mother, Audrey, loved to bake and everyone loved Audrey’s cookies! Audrey passed away in 2005, but Roberta has carried on her mother’s “magic” by baking the famous “Mama Koz” chocolate chip cookies and several other varieties, including oatmeal raisin, snickerdoodles and white chocolate raspberry.


The Famous Audrey Koz Chocolate Chip Cookie

1/3 cup softened butter
1/4 cup Canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoon Frangelico
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 Heath bar chopped into small pieces
1/2 to 1 cup whole pecans or 1/2 cup walnuts

Cream butter, oil, sugar, and egg until creamy.  Add vanilla and Frangelico.  Add baking soda to flour and add to the sugar mixture.  Add chocolate chips, nuts and hath bar pieces.  Drop by the teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet about 2” apart.  Bake at 350 for about 17 minutes.  Cool and remove from sheet. Makes about 25-30 cookies.

12.04.10 Chicago, IL 8:00pm Chicago Theatre

12.05.10 Columbus, OH 7:00pm Palace Theatre

12.06.10 North Bethesda, MD 8:00pm Strathmore Music Center

12.07.10 Newport News, VA 7:30pm Ferguson Center for the Arts

12.09.10 El Paso, TX TBA Plaza Theatre Performing Arts Center

12.10.10 San Diego, CA 8:00pm Balboa Theatre

12.11.10 San Francisco, CA 8:00pm Nob Hill Masonic Center

12.12.10 Palm Desert, CA 7:00pm McCallum Theatre for the Performing Arts

12.14.10 Santa Rosa, CA 8:00pm Wells Fargo Center for the Arts

12.15.10 Sacramento, CA 7:30pm Radisson Hotel

12.16.10 Mesa, AZ 7:30pm Mesa Arts Center/Ikeda Theater

12.17.10 Cerritos, CA 8:00pm Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12.18.10 Cerritos, CA 8:00pm Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

12.19.10 Los Angeles, CA 7:30pm Nokia Theatre L.A. Live


12.20.10 Modesto, CA 7:30pm Gallo Center for the Arts

 

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