Charlotte’s Pocket Peanut Butter Cookies
(Lane’s Mom – from the recipe box Lane finds in her Rochester home in The Gold Pawn)
1 ¼ Cups brown sugar 1 egg
¾ Cup peanut butter 1 `1/4 Cups flour
½ Cup softened butter ¾ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla ¾ teaspoon baking soda
3 Tablespoons milk Extra peanut butter for middle pocket
Heat oven to 375. Combine butter, peanut butter, sugar, milk and vanilla on medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg until just blended. Combine flour, salt and baking soda, add gradually to creamed mixture. Mix until just blended.
Drop by heaping teaspoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten.
Drop 1 teaspoon peanut butter onto each disc. Take 1 heaping tablespoon of dough, roll and make a pancake in your hands. Lay on top of flattened disc with the peanut butter – don’t worry if they crack a little.
Pinch and seal edges (look like flying saucers), then scooch the edges back in to form more of a ball.
Place in oven for about 9 minutes or until golden brown.
ENJOY! For a quicker version, use pre-made refrigerator dough. Use the same method. They’re delicious! Let’s hope Lane figures out how to make the recipe without burning them. I’m pretty sure Finn will love them and Mr. Kirkland will want the recipe.
The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)
by L.A. Chandlar
About the Book
The Gold Pawn (An Art Deco Mystery)
2nd in Series
Kensington (September 25, 2018)
Paperback: 336 pages
Digital ASIN: B078QSRGRY
November 1936. Mayor La Guardia’s political future buckles under a missing persons case in New York City. Simultaneously, Lane unravels devastating secrets in the outskirts of Detroit. As two crimes converge, judging friends from enemies can be a dangerous game . . .
Finally summoning the courage to face the past, Lane Sanders breaks away from her busy job at City Hall to confront childhood nightmares in Rochester, Michigan. An unknown assailant left Lane with scattered memories after viciously murdering her parents. However, one memory of a dazzling solid gold pawn piece remains—and with it lies a startling connection between the midwestern tragedy and a current mystery haunting the Big Apple . . .
Meanwhile, fears climb in Manhattan after the disappearance of a respected banker and family friend threatens the crippled financial industry and the pristine reputation of Lane’s virtuous boss, Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia. Fio’s fight to restore order leads him into more trouble as he meets a familiar foe intent on ending his mayoral term—and his life . . .
Guided by overseas telegrams from the man she loves and painful memories, only Lane can silence old ghosts and derail present-day schemes. But when the investigation awakens a darker side of her own nature, will she and New York City’s most prominent movers and shakers still forge ahead into a prosperous new age . . . or is history doomed to repeat itself?
About the Author
L .A. Chandlar is the author of the Art Deco Mystery Series with Kensington Publishing featuring Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and a fresh take on the innovation and liveliness of 1930s New York City. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun released August 29, 2017, and the sequel, The Gold Pawn, will release September 25th, 2018. Laurie has been living and writing in New York City for 16 years and has been speaking for a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years including a women’s group with the United Nations. Her talks range from NYC history, the psychology of creativity, and the history of holiday traditions. Laurie has also worked in PR for General Motors, writes and fund-raises for a global nonprofit is the mother of two boys, and has toured the nation managing a rock band.
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