Secret Cravings’ Secret Recipes: Author Tricia Andersen

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let’s get cookin’!

Today, Tricia Andersen has stopped by to share a scrumptious cookie recipe with us. Please give her a warm welcome and be warned, these cookies will knock your socks off!

Tricia Andersen can be found here: Tricia’s Blog 

And her newest release, Breaking The Cycle is available everywhere including through her Tricia Andersen, Amazon Link.


Peanut Butter Cookies
(Adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.  They melt in your mouth!)
½ cup butter or margarine

½-3/4 cup peanut butter

½ cup granulated sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

1 ¼ cups all purpose flour

Extra sugar
Preheat oven to 375*
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter/margarine and peanut butter together.  Add the sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder.  Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Add in the flour slowly until all mixed.

Shape dough into small balls then roll them in the extra sugar.  Set them on the cookie sheet then flatten the cookie by making a criss cross with a fork.  Bake in a 375* oven for 7-9 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.   Allow to cool.  Makes about 36 cookies.

Thanks so much, Tricia! This is so close to my own recipe and I can guarantee the family will gobble these up quickly! Hope to see you here again soon.

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