Sunday, September 30, 2018

Welcome Jessica Ellicott

Please join us in welcoming Jessica Ellicott. She writes a series that I'm so eager to read! MURDER FLIES THE COOP stars an American and a reserved Brit who find themselves solving a mystery in the "sleepy English village of Walmsley Parva." What fun! Thanks for visiting us today, Jessica.

While Edwina Davenport is an able cook her dear friend Beryl Helliwell is only capable of opening a tin of beans. She is not particularly adept at attempting to heat them. But Edwina has high hopes that a recipe as is this one with such a short list of ingredients may be just the thing to help Beryl finally learn to cook.

Despite Edwina is misgivings at the use of the popular American food product peanut butter, she is willing to try anything to correct what she sees as an incredible deficiency in her dear friends skill set. Cookies, or biscuits, as they are known in the United Kingdom are an item for which Edwina has a very soft spot. Try this simple recipe yourself and see if you do not agree that these are the perfect thing to whip up for a last-minute afternoon snack.


One egg
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl mix together the egg, the peanut butter, and the sugar. Roll 1 tablespoon sized portions of the dough into smooth balls and place approximately 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Flatten balls with the back of a fork making a crosshatch pattern. In a separate bowl mix the salt and additional sugar until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the cookies with this mixture.

Bake about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy with a glass of cold milk or a cup of tea.

 Jessica Ellicott loves fountain pens, Mini Coopers and throwing parties. She lives in northern New England where she obsessively nuts. And enthusiastically speaks Portuguese with a shocking disregard for the rules of grammar.

As Jessica rock it she's the author of the nationally best-selling Sugar Grove mysteries and that Daphne do Maury a award-winning Live Free or Die. She also is the author of the books in the change of fortune mysteries as Jessica Estevao.


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  1. What a simple recipe! Just right for the single person or the couple who don't want a lot of sweets sitting around. I'd love to read Murder Flies the Coop. What an interesting scenario: an American and a Brit.

  2. This was one of my mom's go-to cookies when we were growing up :-)
    Donah42 at aol dot com

  3. Loved the first book! Our school cafeteria used to bake this daily and sell 2 in a package. The aroma was heavenly.

  4. Book and recipe both sound delicious!

  5. My son is a cookie monster and I can never have enough cookies in our house because of his love of cookies. This recipe is simple and will be added to my recipe box. My fingers are crossed I get lucky enough to win a copy of this book. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  6. I love English biscuits -- especially MacVities Digestives. This recipe is so simple, yet looks so delicious. Thanks so much for visiting Mystery Lovers' Kitchen and sharing your recipe, and congratulations on MURDER FLIES THE COOP!

  7. Looks simple enough to give it a try. Thanks for the opportunity. Congrats on the book!kckendler at gmail dot com.

  8. My inner cookie monster would love to win a copy of this book! rebarger@bellsouth(dot)net

  9. These biscuits look delectable. I enjoy lemon biscuits and Carr's multi-grain crackers which are more like digestives which I love. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. The book would be great since I enjoy British stories . Biscuits are always special with tea. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Not only do I like the easy recipe, but I like that the pan looks like mine in all its used glory.
    I would enjoy winning the book, also.
    evensonpaul at hotmail dot com

  12. All these biscuits need is a dip in dark chocolate! And a cup of good black tea.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  13. Its hard to beat a good peanut butter cookie with a tall glass of milk. And if you've got a good cozy mystery its even better!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

  14. Great recipe and a great book with a chance to win ? Thanks much ! trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

  15. Peanut butter cookies are my husbands favorite. Must make this recipe! Thanks!!

  16. The book sounds great--ty for the giveaway! Legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

  17. I love that recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies use it all the time.

  18. I'm not much of a cook by choice but I love peanut butter cookies and I would/could make these. Thats a great cover and I would love a chance to win this book. Thank you so much for this chance. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com