Sunday, January 31, 2010

Welcome, Lori Wilde!

Please welcome my
friend, the superbly
talented and prolific
author Lori Wilde.
I have known Lori for
years and she is not only
a fabulous writer, but
she is also incredibly
generous with her
knowledge of the writing
craft, the business
and even her nursing background.

And today, she is sharing a recipe! Thanks, Lori!

I just discovered a delicious new white chocolate chip cookie recipe.


1¾ cups all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

14 tablespoons unsalted butter

½ cup granulated sugar

¾ cup packed dark brown sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 large egg

1 large egg yolk

1¼ cups white chocolate chips

Directions Preheat oven to 375°. Line baking sheets with
parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk flour and baking
soda together. Heat 10 tablespoons butter in a skillet over
medium-high heat until melted. Cook, stirring constantly
until the butter is dark golden brown. Pour butter into a large
bowl; add remaining butter. Stir until melted. Add sugars, salt
and vanilla. Stir until well combined. Stir in eggs.
Set aside for 3 minutes. Then stir for 30 seconds.
Repeat stirring and resting process 2 more times until the
mixture is thick and shiny. Stir in the flour mixture followed
by chocolate chips. Drop dough onto baking sheets
(3 tablespoons per cookie). Bake 10 to 14 minutes until the
cookie edges are golden brown and the centers are soft.
Cool on wire rack.

A little bit about Lori: Lori Wilde has sold fifty-two novels for
four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelors degree
in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensics.
She volunteers as a sexual assault first responder for Freedom House,
a shelter for battered women.
She has also served as the RWA National conference workshop chair and
PAN retreat chair. She is an instructor for a company who provides
online community education to over 1500 colleges and universities.
Lori is a past RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado
Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Lories,
The More Than Maggie, the Golden Quill and The BestBooks of 2006
Book Award.
Her books have been translated into 22 languages and excerpted in
Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, All You and Quick and
Simple magazines. She’s appeared numerous times on the Waldenbook’s
bestseller list, The Barnes and Noble bestseller list, Bookscan Top 40
and Ingram’s Top 50. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.

Lori will be teaching a class on High Concept starting
Feb 1 at

Thanks for joining us today, Lori! I just finished reading the
Sweatheart's Knitting Club, and I loved it. It felt like Jesse
and Flynn were long lost family. It was a delight.

For more information about Lori, check out her website:


  1. I just LOVE coming here and meeting new (to me) authors. Will be looking for Ms. Wilde's books. Sounds like an amazing woman.

    Making these cookies today.

  2. 52 books! That's amazing.

    Welcome to the Kitchen today, Lori and thanks for sharing this delicious-sounding recipe!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  3. Sounds like a wonderful recipe, as well as quick and simple. You can never go wrong with chocolate (even white chocolate). Thanks for featuring another great author. Another good book to add to my TBR list.

  4. One of the things I like about this blog besides the recipes is the introduction of new-to-me authors.

  5. Hi Jenn,

    Thanks for inviting me. I just discovered if you add macadamia nuts to the recipes it's even better!


  6. Hi Lori, thanks for joining us! Great recipe ...and whoa! you're a busy woman! Congrats on all your successes!

  7. Hi Lori
    Just wanted to let the readers know if you haven't read a book by Lori you are truly in for a treat. Now Lori is treating us with a wonderful recipe. If only I was a baker!

  8. The book is really great. I can't wait for the next one to come out.


  9. Ooh, macadamia nuts. I'm in!
    Thanks again for joining us, Lori.
    Since I'm a knitter, this book was
    really up my alley -- I especially
    LOVE Flynn's secret -- very clever!

  10. Thanks so much for joining us, Lori! It's always fun to meet a new author.

    ~ Krista

  11. Flynn's secret was the high concept portion of this book, Jenn.

  12. Lori, so glad you dropped by and shared a bit about yourself, your series, and a delicious white chocolate recipe. I love white chocolate!

  13. Wow I just learned several things about Lori that I didn't know. :-) enjoyed reading about Lori.

    Larena (lrwirum)

  14. I never used to like white chocolate, but I have become of fan of it over the last few years. Great recipe!

  15. Hi Lori, I love getting new recipes to try out. Will have to print this one out from my other computer that is hooked up to my printer. Love reading your books.

  16. Hi Lori,

    Your cookie recipe looks delish and your career and accomplishments are inspiring. Thank you so much for hanging out with the mystery writing cooks today! LOL!

    ~ Cleo

  17. Thank you for the recipe. I've always wanted to try baking white chocolate chip cookies but was afraid to try a different recipe. This I will definitely try.