Friday, 6 November 2009

Irene Hannon ~ What's Cooking?

I love to cook—and cooking scenes often work themselves into my novels. For example, in the bestselling first book of my Heroes of Quantico series, Against All Odds, the heroine cooks to relax. And she needs to relax after the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team shows up to protect her from a terrorist threat. She ends up making a fabulous dinner for the two operators assigned to protect her, and finishes the meal with these warm-from-the-oven cookies.

Hope you enjoy them as much as the hero, Coop, did!



1 cup shortening

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1 cup granulated sugar

2 beaten eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 cups quick-cooking oatmeal

1 cup chocolate chips


Cream shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour mixed with salt, baking soda and baking powder. By hand, fold in oatmeal and chocolate chips. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet by teaspoonfuls.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes—no more! DO NOT OVERBAKE.

Yield: About 6 dozen

I can almost smell these, Irene :) Thanks for the recipe - I'll be testing it out on my girls.

Irene's Books

Against All Odds ~ An Eye for an Eye ~ In Harm's Way (April, 2010)

Tides of Hope ~ The Hero Next Door ~ Apprentice Father

& more.......

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All things Hannon @ Relz Reviewz

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Buy Irene's books at Amazon or Koorong


Jenny said...

Thanks for the recipe gals - not much beats an OCC cookie! :P

Julie Lessman said...

Thanks for the recipe Irene and Rel! Love your books, Irene ... can't wait for the next one.


Tracy said...

We have a very similar recipe that we use ~ Dh thinks the inclusion of oats makes for a healthier biscuit.

Whichever way, they taste scrummy.

Linda said...

Sounds like my recipe. They are GOOD!

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