Friday, March 1, 2019

Cozy Food Friday!

That means it's time to share a recipe from 
another great cozy mystery!
This week's recipe is from
Book 7 in the Cookies & Chance Mysteries
by Catherine Bruns

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes another deliciously deadly culinary mystery...

Spring has officially arrived, and while the weather outside may still be frightful, Sally Muccio is feeling especially delightful as she prepares a homemade family dinner in honor of her husband’s birthday. Sal’s determined to make it an unforgettable night for Mike and even includes homemade fortune cookies like the ones her bakery serves, with messages personalized for each guest. 

The evening is memorable, but not as Sal had hoped, when Mike and a family friend find themselves in the middle of an armed robbery...and only one will make it out alive. It’s just the beginning of more grief for Sal, who soon discovers the robbery is related to a scheme that spells financial ruin for her family. Add in her morbid father’s book signing at the bakery complete with coffin shaped cookies, a sister who won’t stop eating them, and an accidental gig at a local strip club, and Sal once again finds herself in deep dough. Only this time, there may not be a way out...

*Recipes Included!*

Available March 12!


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2 - 7-ounce boxes of raspberry muffin mix (You can also feel free to substitute      blueberry or strawberry, whatever your preference might be. The Jiffy brand      can be used. I used a brand called Martha White.)
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
4 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs
1½ cups white chocolate chips
1½ cups chopped macadamia nuts (optional)

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   Combine butter and cream cheese until blended.  Add eggs, baking soda, and brown sugar---then mix until blended.  Add muffin mix, chips, and nuts (optional). Mix until blended.  Place in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.  Scoop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet, placing 2 inches apart.  A two-tablespoon scooper will make cookies about 6 inches wide. 

   Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. 

   Cookies will be puffy, almost a cake-like texture.  If you want them thinner, flatten immediately with a spatula as soon as they come out of the oven. 

   Cool completely.

   Make about 18 cookies.

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I can almost taste these!

Available March 12!

The Cookies & Chance Mysteries

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Those cookies sound wonderful. Happy Friday!

  2. Wow! Can't wait to try the RASPBERRY CHEESECAKE COOKIES which sound divine. Love Catherine Bruns' books and would love the opportunity to read "SPINKLED IN MALICE".
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I really enjoy this series. I’m behind right now...I need to catch up.