Time for a simple, tasty treat!
I have recipes in all the paperback versions of my Holly Holmes culinary mysteries. I'll confess: I'm not an amazing baker, so the results can look odd, but they're always delicious.
This yummy cookie recipe comes from the book Maple Glaze and Murder, which features a beautiful castle wedding, which ends in tragedy when a killer strikes. Then a member of the household is accused of the murder, making our sleuth, Holly, ditch the bridesmaid's bouquet and start clue hunting!
That kind of stress calls for cookies!
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
Recipe can be made dairy and egg-free. Substitute milk for a plant/nut alternative, use dairy-free spread, and mix 3 tbsp flaxseed with 1 tbsp water to create one flax 'egg' as a binding agent (this recipe requires 3 tbsp flaxseed to substitute 1 egg.)
1/2 cup (100g) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar, packed
1 small egg
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (300g) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄3 cup (70g) granulated sugar
K.E. O’Connor is the author of so many books she can't remember them all. Noteworthy mentions include:
Every Witch Way series (a talking familiar as the lead character, anyone?)
Witch Haven mystery series (14 books of fabulous witchy mayhem)
Crypt Witch cozy mysteries (17 books of murder, a talking hellhound, and a big old demon issue)
Lorna Shadow ghost mysteries (13 books of ghostly mystery)
Holly Holmes baking mysteries (9 books of delicious cake, murder, and stunning British jollies)
Zee Town paranormal cozy series (5 quirky, fun books with murder and friendly zombies in Cornwall)
Along with other titles available if you cast the right spell.
She can imagine dragons, taste cookies when they aren’t even there, and hear the crack of a witch’s broom at a hundred paces.
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