Friday, February 24, 2017

Cozy Food Friday
and a


That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery or cozy mystery author!

Today I'm featuring 
Book 2 in the Cat Latimer Mysteries
by Lynn Cahoon

Cat Latimer’s Colorado bed-and-breakfast plays host to writers from all over. But murder is distinctly unwelcome . . .

To kick off a winter writing retreat, Cat and her handyman boyfriend, Seth, escort the aspiring authors to a nearby ski resort, hoping some fresh cold air will wake up their creative muses. But instead of hitting the slopes, they hit the bar—and before long, a tipsy romance novelist named Christina is keeping herself warm with a local ski bum who might have neglected to tell her about his upcoming wedding.

Next thing Cat knows, her uncle, the town sheriff, informs her that the young man’s been found dead in a hot tub—and Christina shows up crying and covered in blood. Now, between a murder mystery, the theft of a rare Hemingway edition, and the arrival of a black-clad stranger in snowy Aspen Hills, Cat’s afraid everything’s going downhill . . .

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About Lynn

Lynn Cahoon is the author of the NYT and USA Today best-selling Tourist Trap cozy mystery series. GUIDEBOOK TO MURDER, book 1 of the series, won the Reader's Crown for Mystery Fiction in 2015. She's also pens the Cat Latimer series. A STORY TO KILL, and FATALITY IN FIRELIGHT are available in mass market paperback. She lives in a small town like the ones she loves to write about with her husband and two fur babies. Sign up for her newsletter at



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On to the recipe!

Photo courtesy of Google Images (c) Betty Crocker

From Lynn: I adjusted the original recipe to use my go to peanut butter cookie recipe rather than a mix.


·         ½ cup butter (Softened)
·         ½ c peanut butter
·         ½ c sugar
·         ½ c brown sugar (light)

·         1 egg
·         ½ tsp vanilla

·         1 ¼ c flour
·         ¾ tsp soda
·         ¼ tsp salt

Plus -
·         ½ cup Hershey's™ Mini Kisses™ Brand milk chocolates
·         3 teaspoons white sparkling sugar
·         16 Hershey's™ Kisses™ Brand milk chocolates, unwrapped

Photo Courtesy of Lynn Cahoon


   Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray.

   In large bowl, mix butter, peanut butter, and the sugars until creamy.  Add egg and vanilla and stir. Then add all the dry ingredients together, then stir.

 Photo Courtesy of Lynn Cahoon

   Stir in Mini Kisses™.

   Press dough in bottom of pan. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the sparkling sugar on top.

Photo Courtesy of Lynn Cahoon

   Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until golden. Immediately top with unwrapped Kisses™ in 4 rows by 4 rows. 

   Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon sparkling sugar. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour. 

   Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows with one of the Kisses™ in center of each bar. 

   Store in airtight container.

Photo courtesy of Google Images (c) Betty Crocker

Oh. My. Goodness.

Can't you just smell these baking?

I want to be eating them right now!


Please keep reading and check out my 
installments of 
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The Friday 56

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Book Beginnings on Fridays is a meme hosted by Rose City Reader
Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading

My Book Beginnings

The world outside still clung to the previous night, the shadows not quite releasing their hold to the breaking light over the mountain ridge outside Aspen Hills, Colorado.

The Friday 56 is a meme hosted by Freda's Voice
Rules: *Grab a book, any book. *Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's okay.) *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grab you. *Post it.

My Friday 56 

"Ooohhh, do I hear a bit of jealousy?"

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  1. I bookmarked this recipe, it sounds really good. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  2. Thanks for the recipe. I enjoy reading Lynn Cahoon's books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  3. Aww man, they look delicious!
    Love that start, it's really setting the atmosphere :)

  4. This sounds like a great mystery series. I'll have to give it a try. I have a thriller this week - Signature Wounds by Kirk Russell. Happy reading!

  5. Thank you for the review! I always like them. I have made the bars a lot, they are a small treat I make when I want something sweet. Thank you for the giveaway. It is a series I have not read yet.

  6. The book and the goodies look very tempting! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “HEARTBREAK HOTEL”

  7. Sounds like a great cozy series!! Happy weekend!

  8. I would love to sit by the fire read Lynns book and eating the recipe yum it all sounds just so good to me

  9. Definitely sounds like my kind of cozy!

  10. Those peanut butter bars look great! I'm going to bookmark this page because I want to eventually try that recipe. Thanks for sharing about it and the book. :-)

  11. I love Lynn Cahoon's books! :)

  12. Very playful tone in that 56. Those peanut butter bars look fantastic. Happy Friday!

  13. Those peanut butter blossom bars look amazing! I'm reading this book right now and really liking it. I love Cahoon's mysteries!

  14. Did the recipe. Two liked. One didn't. Congrats on your upcoming release. Looking forward to reading this book. Hope it will be sooner. Rather than later. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

  15. This recipe looks really good! I will definitely be trying this! I love this cover and the review makes me want to read this book! Thanks!

  16. I've actually fixed something like that recipe - it was so good! :)

  17. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. The recipe looks and sounds delish. I assuming it is a 13 by nine pan.

  18. Sounds like a great book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. Cynthia Blain