Recipe From Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder By Joanne Fluke & Giveaway

Apr 9, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Food Fun, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Joanne Fluke

This week we have a recipe from Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke. At the end of this post are details on how to win copy of this book!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F., rack in the middle position.

1 cup butter (2 sticks, ½ pound – melted)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white (granulated) sugar
2 eggs – beaten (just beat them up in a glass with a fork)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda book
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour (don’t shift – pack it down in the cup)
2 cups butterscotch chips (an 11-ounce package will do just fine)
1 ½ cups rolled oats (uncooked oatmeal – I used Quaker’s Quick 1 minute rolled oats)

Melt the butter in large microwave-safe bowl. (About 90-seconds on HIGH.) Add the sugars and let is cool a bit. Then add the beaten eggs, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.

Mix in the flour and then the butterscotch chips. Add the rolled oats and mix it thoroughly. Let the dough rest, uncovered for 10 minutes to allow the butter to solidify.

You can either drop this dough by rounded teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a sheet, or roll the cookie dough in balls with your hands and place them on the cookie sheet, pushing them down just a bit so they won’t roll off on their way to the oven. (I prefer rolling the dough balls – the bookies turn out nice and round.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

These freeze really well if you roll them in foil and put them in a freezer bag.

Yield: This recipe makes approximately 8 to 9 dozen cookies, depending on cookie size.

Editor’s Note: I’ve had these cookies and they are awesome!

To enter to win a copy of Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “chip,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen April 16, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

You can use this link to purchase an e-book copy from Amazon:

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  1. I LOVE COOKIES! One of my favorite flavors is butterscotch, so this recipe has now reached the top of my baking queue. Thanks! Fingers crossed for the book which is on my ‘must read’ list, and watch!

  2. I love this series. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the latest. elainehroberson(at)

  3. Great recipe. Getting back into this series and enjoying the Hallmark Movies on some of the books.

  4. I do enjoy cookies! Thank you for the recipe. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  5. Love the recipes, hope to get a chance to read the book. jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. Love her books . seascapelife at gmail dot com

  7. Love the Hallmark movies ,the books and the great cookie recipes.

  8. I love these books and the recipes are the best.

  9. Joanne’s books are always fun & yummy!!

  10. My daughter just loves this type of cookie so will be doing real soon. Thanks for the recipe. Would love to read the book. Thanks for the chance to get it.

  11. I absolutely love chocolate chip cookies,especially if the have nuts in them..yummythanks for this chance

  12. We have a winner!


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