Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recipe Wednesday - Nancy Lynn Jarvis

Nancy Lynn Jarvis has been a Santa Cruz, California, Realtor® for more than twenty years.

After earning a BA in behavioral science from San Jose State University, she worked in the advertising department of the San Jose Mercury News.  A move to Santa Cruz meant a new job as a librarian and later a stint as the business manager of Shakespeare/Santa Cruz.
Nancy’s work history reflects her philosophy: people should try something radically different every few years. Writing is her newest adventure.
 Details and ideas for Nancy’s Regan McHenry Mysteries come from Nancy’s own experiences.

Regan's recipe for keep-in-your-freezer dough features a
mystery ingredient that makes her cookies especially good.
See if your friends can "detect" it.

Cream together until light and fluffy:
    1 cup butter
    3/4 cup light brown sugar
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 1/2 t vanilla
    1 t baking soda
    1 t habanero chili oil *
    1 t cinnamon
Mix well.
    2 1/4 cups flour
Mix again until well blended.
Stir in:
    18 ounces chocolate chips *
    2 cups rolled oats or oatmeal

Drop by generous spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350┬║ for between 12 and 15 minutes, depending on
 Size of the cookies. Cool before removing from the cookie sheet.
*Regan uses Coeur D'Olives Habanero Oil and Trader Joe's Chocolate Chips, but you may substitute your favorites.
Read the first chapters of books in the Regan McHenry Mystery Series at www.goodreadmysteries.com


Nancy Lynn Jarvis said...

Chris, Thanks for having me as your "Recipe Wednesday" guest. For those of you brave enough to try the cookies, they aren't hot. The chili oil enhances the chocolate flavor.

Chris Redding said...

I bet they taste great. Love spicy and chocolate. Dh puts cocoa powder in his chili