My test kitchen is open all year! I'm constantly trying new recipes for my upcoming mysteries so I have several to choose from when it's time for me to send the manuscript in. With Valentine's Day a theme in GILT BY ASSOCIATION, I developed this cookie recipe for the cozy mystery. Cranberries, orange, white chocolate and a secret ingredient! I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does.
Caprice's Cran-Orange, White-Choco Cookies
1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 tablespoon grated orange peel (I use one tablespoon fresh-- about 2 navel oranges grated--and 1 tablespoon dried. Adjust for your taste!)
1/2 cup Rice Krispies®
1 cup dried cranberries (I use Ocean Spray Craisins®)
1 cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375̊
Mix softened margarine and butter. Cream with sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Mix in. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Mix in orange peel. Stir in Rice Krispies®, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chips.
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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 87th novel will be released in 2015.
Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens. And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.
Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below.
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