March 1st if National Dadgum, That’s Good! day. Did you know that? I didn’t until I was given the challenge as a co-host of Home Matters Linky Party to come up with a mini round up about it. Of course, the day was first recognized to celebrate food and recipes but I just couldn’t celebrate a great food right now without also celebrating a series a books I am reading. I’m sure you are wondering what books and cookies have to do with each other – besides the fact that it is good to snack on cookies while reading a good book? Well let me just tell you about these murder mysteries & cookies!
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Last year a very good friend of mine read through the Hannah Swenson murder book series by Joann Fluke. These books are the inspiration for the Hallmark Channel Murder She Baked TV series.
To encourage me to do the same this year she gave me the Lake Eden Cookbook as a Christmas present. This cookbook is a collection of all the recipes featured in the books. In January I started book one in the series, The Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder and was immediately hooked – on the series and the delicious sounding recipes for all kinds of cookies.
I prefer a cookie any day over cake and cupcakes (not that I would turn those down either).
I am currently on book #10. This week she just released book #22, The Raspberry Danish Murder.
If you have read the series you understand why I am making a connection to cookies.
Not only does each book mention the type of cookies that the main character, Hannah, serves in her bake shop but the author deliciously describes each cookie in detail and what it tastes like. Then the book includes the recipe for every cookie, cake, or meal mentioned in that book. My craving for cookies has increased with every book I have read.
Since these books have me craving cookies of all kinds and tastes I decided it was the perfect solution to my Dadgum That’s Good! feature. Everyone loves cookies!
A few of the recipes I mentioned to my husband and he of course asked why I hadn’t been baking any of the cookies so far? I had to laugh and think – why am I not making these cookies?
I can’t share the recipe with you but I can share a picture of the first cookie recipe I tried from the books called Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies. These cookies are made with brown sugar, chocolate chips and corn flakes. They taste exactly like I imagined they would!
For even more recipes for delicious tasting cookies, I suggest you read the books.