Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Do you have an appetite for suspense—and cookies??

Not only can Mary Burton feed your appetite for suspense, but also for sweets! Once again she is happy to share with you her annual holiday recipe, this time with her original recipe, “Old Town Holiday Cookies” inspired by her upcoming release of SENSELESS (February) and MERCILESS (January), both set in and around Alexandria, VA, including the city’s famous Old Town section.  Minding Spot will be reviewing both - so make sure to check back then for those!!

Old Town Holiday Cookies      

2 sticks of butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups of All Purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups corn flakes
1 cup chocolate chips
White Chocolate
Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream softened butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.  Mix in eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.   Slowly blend dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture.  Fold in corn flakes and chocolate chips.   Drop rounded tablespoons onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.   Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
When cooled, drizzle with melted white chocolate.

Don't these look and sound delish? I'm hoping to make them this weekend!!


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  2. Yes, and yes! I love the fact that these cookies have chocolate chips and white chocolate drizzle, since I. Love. Chocolate. Visiting form Follow Me Wednesday. I'm your newest follower! Please stop by and say hi! ~Jamie


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