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Recipe From Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder By Joanne Fluke & Giveaway


FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat'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:

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & mystery short stories in our mystery section.

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathleen Costa April 9, 2016 at 10:21am

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 Linda Herold
Twitter: @Linda
April 9, 2016 at 10:42am

Yeah! Love watching this series on Hallmark. Would love to win this book! lindaherold999@gmail.com


3 Elaine Roberson April 9, 2016 at 11:18am

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


4 Margaret Rushton
Twitter: @cupcake5858
April 9, 2016 at 7:35pm

Another great recipe! Can’t wait to try it out.
Thanks for the chance to win.


5 Doward Wilson April 9, 2016 at 9:33pm

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


6 Jeanetta April 10, 2016 at 2:58am

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.
myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com


7 Lisa Brown April 10, 2016 at 5:11am

Love the recipes, hope to get a chance to read the book. jslbrown2009 at aol dot com


8 L April 10, 2016 at 9:59am

Love her books . seascapelife at gmail dot com


9 Joann Moffat April 10, 2016 at 9:59am

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


10 Candy Kennedy April 10, 2016 at 10:22am

I love these books and the recipes are the best.


11 Becky Richardson April 10, 2016 at 3:33pm

I love scotchies and thanks for sharing this recipe.


12 Valerie Hoynacki April 10, 2016 at 6:54pm

Joanne’s books are always fun & yummy!!


13 Della Williamson
Twitter: @DellaWilliamso6
April 11, 2016 at 3:46am

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.


14 Rita Loomis April 11, 2016 at 7:13am

Thanks for the chance to win!! roxylady38@yahoo.com


15 rosemary pfeiffer
Twitter: @Rosiebear 56
April 11, 2016 at 6:23pm

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


16 Lorie
Twitter: @mysteryrat
April 18, 2016 at 2:36pm

We have a winner!


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