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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chocolate Volcano Cookies, ala #GoodHousekeeping

From Daryl aka Avery:                                                            I'm just back from New York after seeing my adorable son sworn in as a lawyer. Proud mama!  He's so passionate about the law. He wants to start his career as a patent attorney. He adores intellectual property. He has hopes of becoming a judge. So much ahead for him. 
But that has nothing to do with today's post regarding food. 

Sometimes fans write me and share cooking experiences. Some share favorite recipes. Well, Nancy F. sent this cookie recipe to me a few weeks ago, and I had to make it. Had to! It called to me. Chocolate? Gluten-free? And I'd just happened to get a new package of Penzey's cocoa! That's like Kismet, isn't it? 

These are scrumptious! They melt in your mouth. They're crisp, too. Amazing. And there are only a few ingredients which means anybody can make them. Promise.

By the way, Nancy found the recipe in a recent Good Housekeeping Magazine. April, I think. Thanks for sharing, Nancy.


CHOCOLATE VOLCANO COOKIES
Gluten-free
From fan/reader Nancy Foust
(from “latest” GoodHousekeeping Magazine)

Ingredients:

1# powdered sugar (3 cups)
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa (I used Penzey’s)
1/2 tsp. salt
4 large egg whites, slightly whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 -1/2 c. dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.


In large bowl, whisk powdered sugar, cocoa and salt.  


Whip the egg whites and vanilla to a gentle froth. Add egg whites mixture to the sugar-cocoa mixture. 



Whisk together. Then fold in chocolate chips.  

Drop “dough” by rounded tablespoonfuls about a 1-2”  apart onto prepared cookie sheet.  They will “merge” into each other a bit, so beware.

Bake 13-14 minutes. They’ll look set and crackly.  Don’t overbake. Let cool on cookie sheets 3 minutes; then, with spatula, transfer to cool completely.  Makes about 2 dozen cookies.





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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Gluten-free cookie #recipe #book giveaway


Thanks to all of you, INHERIT THE WORD hit the national bestseller lists! Whee. My editor is very pleased.


This past weekend, I did a book signing at the fabulous Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in Redondo Beach.

[I know this isn't a great picture, but it shows how roomy yet inviting the store is.]













I adore talking to people at a store. The in-person contact is so special. We don't just chat about books and characters and writing and marketing but life in general. For a writer who spends most of her days in front of a computer, that's a joy!

Look at this great sign found on the end of a bookcase. It made me laugh out loud!




Everyone who works at the store is so great! Knowledgeable.  [Pre-photo] Nice set up. See the cheese and chocolate on the table back right? Say cheese!



Two fans won books or a mug of chocolate from the raffle I offered!


Moving on...

Last week's winner of the Cheese Shop/Cookbook Nook 
giveaway is:

CYN 209! 

Congratulations!!!  I'll be contacting you to find out which book you wish. 
I'll be having another giveaway this week, too, so chime in below... 
It's fun to celebrate!!


As I stated above, Inherit the Word has been out for a week. I truly appreciate any of you who might have written a review or shared the title with a friend!! Word of mouth seems to be the best way to sell a book.

Throughout the book (and the Cookbook Nook series, for that matter), Katie, the chef at the Nook Café, prepares snacks and taste-test treats for the customers to enjoy. It's a lure to bring them from the cookbook shop into the café. Jenna happens to be a big fan of Katie's cookies. This particular selection Katie makes for a friend who needs to eat gluten-free. Katie says these cookies are "almost" like a protein bar in texture. If you don't need to make them gluten-free, simple swap out the flour for regular flour and omit the xanthan gum!


Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Cookie Ala Katie
Gluten-free
(Yield: 12-16 cookies)

1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 large egg
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanillin
2 tablespoons water
1 cup gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups crispy rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies or Rice Chex)
1/2 cup semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375°F.

Mix the butter and sugars in a large bowl. Add the eggs, peanut butter, 2 tablespoons of water, and vanillin and beat on medium for one minute.

In a separate bowl, mix the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix on low speed.

Fold in the rice cereal and chocolate chips. Note: If you use chex-style cereal, crush them slightly in a plastic bag.

Line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper. Press the dough onto the parchment paper.




Bake until golden brown, about 12-15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes and then cut into bars or squares.





Note: These can be made as individual cookies. Using a spoon, put out scoops of dough about an inch or two apart on a cookie sheet. Press with a fork to flatten. Cook for 12 minutes, until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing with a spatula.


For the book giveaway this week, leave a comment with your email included. If you tweet or share on Facebook, tell me in your comment and you'll be entered TWICE. 

I'll give you your choice of one of the Cheese Shop mysteries, including the latest DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, or a copy of FINAL SENTENCE, the 1st in the Cookbook Nook mysteries. I'll announce the winner next week. Good luck!

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Inherit the Word
  is out!
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