Mary Burton combines great reads and sweet treats

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RICHMOND, Va - Best-selling Author Mary Burton, also known by her alter-ego Mary Ellen Taylor, was in the Virginia This Morning kitchen with her two new books and shared her “Union Street Bakery” homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with us. Mary’s latest novels, ‘At The Corner of King Street’ and ‘Be Afraid,’ were published within eight days of each other to rave reviews. For more information visit and


Mary Ellen Taylor’s Union Street Bakery Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter

½ cup sugar

1-1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yoke

1 teaspoon rum extract

2-1/2 cups All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

1/2 cup walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together the butter and sugars.  Add the egg, egg yoke and the rum extract.  Shift together flour, baking soda and salt.  Mix in chips and nuts.  Scoop onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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