spots of black and white cookies

…from The Cookie Jar bakery via Hannah via Joanne Fluke’s murder mystery.  These cookies are brownie-like in the center and dotted with powdered sugar on the outside.  In the book, these cookies were baked to honor the local sheriff’s department ‘black and white’ cruisers.

In a taste test, these won two thumbs up from Niece A (and me too!).


in the beginning:

"The Cookie Jar" – a series

I’m reading Joanne Fluke‘s – Hannah Swensen Mystery series.  Hannah owns/operates The Cookie Jar, a local bakery in small town Minnesota, where she melts pounds and pounds of butter and occasionally finds ‘bodies.’  On occasion, there are parallels to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum; however, both female sleuths are ‘ladies on the pages’ you should meet.  Oh yes, and the guys – there are always two guys to complicate matters…
Throughout the pages of each novel Hannah shares her bakery recipes.  I’ve been testing a sampling.  Delicious, absolutely delicious!
The books are a fun read – the cookies are simple and quite tasty.  I encourage you to undertake the adventure…
**pictured above, left to right**

Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder page 226
Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder page 91

Regency Ginger Crisps

Strawberry Shortcake Murder  page 134

Oatmeal Raisin Crisps

Watch for future posts as I continue to read and bake.
     Here’s the link to ‘black and white’ cookies.
       Here’s the link to ‘Swedish Oatmeal Cookies.’