Monday, December 28, 2015

No Bake Cookie Recipe and a Giveaway to End 2015

Hello and welcome to the last week of 2015. I'm sure you are still in the holiday spirit and having get-togethers to usher in the new year 2016. So in the spirit of the season, I have a gift for you and an easy treat to share for your next party. I must admit I offered this recipe when I was a guest at Joselyn Vaughn's blog this month. It received a lot of attention, so I thought I'd let my readers in on the goodies too.

My friend, sweet romance author, and critique partner Joselyn Vaughn invited authors to share their Christmas treats with her readers all month. Hop over to Joselyn's blog when you finish here to pick up more great recipes.

My daughter's easy recipe for No Bake Cookies in her handwriting vintage 1990.
Photo by J.Q. Rose
I pulled out my recipe box to find my favorite cookie recipe to share today. I found plenty of them, but one was a treasure. Folded within the recipe cards was a quick and easy recipe my daughters liked to make. I smiled when I opened the crunched up paper. The recipe was written by my daughter in her distinctive handwriting. Although it is faded and stained by years of lovingly stirring this no-bake cookie mixture together, it brought back wonderful memories of being together. You can bet I tucked this keepsake back in the box because the girls are all grown up now with children of their own.

This is a delicious no-fail chocolate recipe you can make on the stove top. The ingredients include peanut butter and oatmeal, so it’s got to be good for you, right? If you have kids/teens/ guests coming over, this is a cookie everyone will love. I typed out the recipe below for easy reading.

No-Bake Cookies Recipe

½ c. butter
2 c. sugar
¼ c. cocoa
½ c. milk
½ c. peanut butter
3 c. oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla

Bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil in a large saucepan.
Boil mixture over medium heat for one and a half minutes. Remove from stove.
Add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir well. Add oatmeal and stir.
Drop mixture by the teaspoonful on waxed paper. Cool until set and firm,
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Since it is the season for gift-giving, I have a gift for you--the e-book copy of my romantic suspense novel, Deadly Undertaking. A lucky commenter will win the e-book copy. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at  11 pm EST.


Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose
A handsome detective, a shadow man, and a murder victim kill Lauren’s plan for a simple life.


Back of the Book: Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose

Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family’s in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her. Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life.
Welcome home, Lauren!

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What's your favorite cookie? Do you like to bake cookies? Please leave your comment below. It will also enter you in to win the e-book. Good luck!!

About J.Q. Rose
 After writing feature articles in magazines, newspapers, and online magazines for over fifteen years, J.Q. Rose entered the world of fiction. Her published mysteries are Sunshine Boulevard, Coda to Murder, and Deadly Undertaking. Blogging, photography, Pegs and Jokers board games, and travel are the things that keep her out of trouble. She and her husband, Gardener Ted, spend winters in Florida and summers up north camping and hunting toads, frogs, and salamanders with her four grandsons and granddaughter.

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J.Q. Rose blog http://www.jqrose.com/
J. Q.  Rose Amazon Author Page http://tinyurl.com/aeuv4m4







6 comments:

emaginette said...

The pic shows me a well-loved recipe. Only my favorites look like that. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Marsha said...

I have this recipe, JQ and it's as rumpled and stained as yours. One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing and I will share this, too. :)

Susan Bernhardt said...

Interesting cookie recipe, JQ. I do like to bake cookies. At Christmas my favorite cookies are Chinese New Year cookies. They are also no bake. Two bags of chocolate chips and one bag of butterscotch chips, melted. Add a bag of Spanish peanuts and a bag of chow mein noodles. Mix. Spoon on waxed papered baking sheets. Cool in the refrigerator. Makes enough to last the Christmas season.

Best wishes to you, JQ in the New Year. I've already read your latest mystery and loved it!

Susan

J Q Rose said...

Yes, Anna, the girls loved making this recipe. I'm glad I hung on to this one as a keesake.

J Q Rose said...

Marsha, I was trying to remember where our daughter got the recipe. Probably one of friend's mothers shared it. Thanks for sharing the post!

J Q Rose said...

Susan, thanks for the recipe. I just copied it down and will tuck it in my recipe box for later. Sounds delicious!!