Groundhog Day in Woodstock, Ill.
January 19, 2014 -- In the movie "Groundhog Day," actor Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over again. The movie was filmed 21 years ago in far northwest suburban Woodstock, and the town will celebrate the anniversary of the filming again this year.
Craig Krandel, Co-Chair of the Woodstock Groundhog Day Committee, and his wife Jaci, owner of Jaci's Cookies in Woodstock, who was actually involved in the filming, came into our ABC 7 Eyewitness News studio to tell us about the planned festivities, and to show us how to make "Woodstock Willie's Favorite Cookie."
Woodstock Groundhog Day Celebration
January 30- February 2, 2014
Hours: Various for events
(Prognostication February 2, 2014 at 7:07 a.m., Movie showing at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on 2/2/14 and 10 a.m. on 2/1/14)
Admission/ Ticket Prices: Most free, official breakfast $15.00
Jaci's Recipe: Woodstock Willie's Favorite Cookie
2 c butter
1 c. peanut butter blend with sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 3/4 c. brown sugar
4 eggs add 1 at a time with sugar mixture
1 t. vanilla
2 t. baking soda
Add each ingredient in order:
1 t cinnamon
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/8 c flour
2 1/2 c.. oatmeal
Add raisins pecans, chips and coconut
1/2 c Raisins
1/2 c. pecans
1 c butterscotch chips
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. coconut
Use scoop of size desired.
Freeze dough in scoops for later baking as desired.
Layout balls pressed down a bit and preheat oven to 350 bake for 8-10 minutes.
Serve warm for greatest enjoyment.
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