Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Christmas is coming!

So many things come to mind when thinking of Christmas, and they all bring a smile to my face. 
One of the things that brings the biggest smile?


Dessert, parties, cookie exchanges . . . 
Cookies play a big part in the holidays.

Luckily for cozy fans, there are tons of tasty cookie recipes in many of our favorite cozy mysteries! 

Every Tuesday, now until Christmas, I'll be sharing some amazing cookie recipes from some of your favorite authors and books! 

Today's cookies are

All cookie photos are courtesy of Google Images.
Your cookies may vary in appearance. 

This chocolicious cookie recipe can be found in

Book 3 in the Bakeshop Mysteries
by Ellie Alexander


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups flour
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat over to 400 degrees. 
Cream butter and sugar together in an electric mixer. 
Add vanilla and eggs, beat at medium speed. 
Sift dry ingredients, blend at low speed until combined. 
Stir in chocolate chips by hand. 

Form dough into one-inch balls and place on cookie sheets, two inches apart. 
Bake at 400 degrees for ten minutes. 
Cool and frost with chocolate cream cheese frosting below. 


1/2 cup butter
8 ounce cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar


Bring butter and cream cheese to room temperature and whip together in an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 
Add vanilla.
Slowly sift in the unsweetened cocoa powder and powdered sugar, mixing on low until blended.
Spread on cooled cookies.

Chocolate. And I do mean CHOCOLATE! 
Mmm . . . I can just smell them baking now can't you?

Perfect for so many holiday events,
or cuddled up cozy at home with a nice hot coffee or an ice cold glass of milk!

Check back next Tuesday for another yummy cookie recipe! 


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  1. Oh..my..goodness, Lisa! I smelled chocolate while looking at these! :) Happy Tuesday, to you.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this, Lisa! I love these cookies and they are super easy! Happy reading and baking.

  3. Thanks for sharing, Lisa. They look really good.