Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mary Kennedy's Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

It's MJ and Victoria here! Please welcome our lovely friend, Mary Kennedy, author of The Dream Club Mysteries.    

  The second book will be out in August.  We are captivated by the cover.

 We loved the first one and can't wait for the next installment. Mary’s sharing her recipe for Crispy Oatmeal Cookies today.  It’s super easy and they freeze really well.  We think they’re ‘dreamy’!

Here’s a double bonus: Along with the recipe, Mary’s sharing some fascinating insights into dreams and she’s offering you a great giveaway.  You know the drill, darlins: read ‘til the end!

Recipe: Crispy Oatmeal Cookies


one stick of butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon molasses
1 cup sugar
1 egg, unbeaten
1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup rolled oats (the quick cook, instant kind)
1/3 cup each raisons, dates, nuts

Combine the first 7 ingredients and beat thoroughly. Add flour and baking soda. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients.

 Spray 2 cookie sheets with Pam and drop dough by tablespoons. I like to flatten each cookie with a fork before putting the sheets into the oven, 

I think it makes the cookies crispier.  Makes about 40 cookies. Bake 350 for about 12 minutes.


What the Dream Club series is all about: A group of Savannah women get together each week to share their dreams, eat some fabulous desserts, and solve a murder or two. 

Who is Mary Kennedy? Mary Kennedy is a clinical psychologist in private practice and lives on the east coast with her husband and eight neurotic cats. Both husband and cats have resisted her attempts to psychoanalyze them, but she remains optimistic. You can visit her at

Five Things You Thought You Knew About Dreams

1. Most people don't dream. Actually, this isn't true. Sleep studies reveal that most people *do* dream, but they may not remember them.

2. Dreams really don't mean anything.  Actually, some dreams seem to be just a collection of random impulses, but when you see a pattern in dreams, it could be related to something going on in your life.

3. If you're dreaming, you're not getting a good night's rest. False. Most researchers believe that the brain needs to dream. It's a way of consolidating information and processing information.

4. If you dream about dying in your dream, it could be that your death is imminent. False! If you frequently dream about dying or being in dangerous situations, it could be that you're experiencing anxiety about something in your waking life. It doesn't mean anything beyond that.

5. You can train your mind to dream about a particular person or topic. I have some clients who have had some success with this, but in most cases, our mind goes down its own path when we dream and we can't control the content.

DREAM A LITTLE SCREAM, release date August 4, is Book Two in the Dream Club Mysteries.  We couldn't resist putting that cover again.  But you can pre-order right HERE

Leave a comment and you could win this beautiful dreamcatcher and a copy of Nightmares Can Be Murder, book one in the series.  Sweet dreams, everyone!