I’ve recently begun reading a foodie mystery series by Joanne Fluke. It’s about a woman named Hannah who owns a cookie shop in a small town. Her sister is married to a detective, and the cookie lady is dating the town’s other detective. Together with her sister, Hannah investigates and solves murders. Whenever she and her sister find the murderer, they call the detectives. How do they investigate? Why, they hand out cookies to people, who suddenly open up and share info that they wouldn’t share with the police. It’s amazing what cookies can do. Hannah reminds me of Nancy Drew.
Every time she makes a batch of cookies, the recipe is at the end of the chapter. Today, I made Twin Chocolate Delights, from Book 3: The Blueberry Muffin Murder. They’re similar to chocolate chip cookies, but they have cocoa in them, which makes them even yummier. Think chocolate chip cookie meets gooey brownie with chocolate chips in it. Mmmm.
I started to make a quarter of the recipe, but I kept mixing up the amounts and putting in more than needed of an ingredient, so I ended up doing the entire recipe. I think it made about 4 dozen cookies. We ate about half a dozen to a dozen (not sure). I set aside another half dozen or so for munching at home tomorrow, and I put another dozen in the freezer. I’ll be taking a dozen to work tomorrow as well.