Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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

Author Mary Burton shares some of her favorite sweets inspired by her upcoming releases Senseless (February) and Merciless (January).

Both books are set in and around Alexandria, VA, including the city’s famous Old Town section. That is where the name “Old Town Holiday Cookies” cookies comes from.

Mary takes a classic oatmeal cookie recipe and throws in a new twist, corn flakes—which means, for all you cookie fanatics out there, you have the perfect excuse to have cookies for breakfast!

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.

For more information on Mary Burton check out her website at: http://www.maryburton.com/

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