Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, DONNA FASANO, and her favorite recipe for NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S OATMEAL COOKIES!
RECLAIM MY HEART by DONNA FASANO
USA Today Bestseller
Sixteen years ago, Tyne Whitlock cut all ties to her past and left town under the shameful shadow of a teenage pregnancy. Now her fifteen-year-old son is in trouble with the law, and she is desperate for help. But reaching out to high-powered attorney Lucas Silver Hawk will tear open the heart-wrenching past in ways Tyne never imagined.
Forced to return to the Delaware Indian community where Lucas was raised, Tyne and Lucas are tempted by the heated passion that consumed them as teens. Tyne rediscovers all the reasons she found this man irresistible, but there are scandalous secrets waiting to be revealed, disgraceful choices made in the past that cannot be denied. Love is a powerful force that could heal them both—if the truth doesn’t rip them apart.
RECLAIM MY HEART by DONNA FASANO
Born in Elkton, Maryland, Donna Fasano met her knight in shining armor—a logical scientist type—when she was still a teen. They married, raised two children, and currently live in Northern Delaware with their wild-dingo-of-a-dog, Roo. Donna loves to read and has an eclectic taste when it comes to fiction. She collects cookbooks and loves to use them. She hikes, bikes, and kayaks (physical activity is necessary due to her love affair with food). Donna has been writing romance novels and women’s fiction since 1989. Her books have sold nearly four million copies worldwide, and she is pleased to be able to say she’s a USA Today bestselling author.
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NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S OATMEAL COOKIES
[Makes 4 dozen cookies}
I don’t know where in the world you live, but here on the east coast of the US we are frozen—right smack in the middle of winter. There is one delectable treat I always make when cold weather hits. You got it. Oatmeal cookies. Sweet, chewy rounds of goodness that go perfectly with hot tea or steaming apple cider or a rich cup of coffee. Mmmm! However, these cookies aren’t like any your grandmother made—not unless she was privy to my secret ingredient, that is.
What’s the secret ingredient? Shredded coconut. That’s what makes these mouth-watering morsels of oaty goodness so moist and delicious.
So heat up the oven, pull out your best mixing bowl, and let’s bake up a batch of cookies.
RAISIN OAT COOKIES
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 cups raisins
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350º. Cream the butter and the sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in raisins, oats, and coconut. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a light greased baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes (or until golden around the edges). Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Donna will give away one copy of RECLAIM MY HEART to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog!! Don’t miss this chance to read this novel!! Thanks, Donna, for sharing your release and your fabulous cookie recipe with us!