What’s cookin’, hot stuff?

A friendly Dungeon reminder:

Mark you calendars—HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR is set to go on sale any day now.  June 1st (tomorrow!) for the ebook & June 7th (only a week away!) for the paperback, officially.  wOOt! :getdown

But keep your eyes peeled starting right… about… now… because, unofficially, HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR could show up at any moment.  It all depends on when the stores begin to receive shipments & when they decide to put the books out on the shelves.  So watch, look, search—& grab your copy as soon as you can! :babybook

Now to get cookin’… :madchef

How do you feel about coconut?  Chocolate?  Coconut & chocolate together?  How about Mounds bars?

This recipe is another of my favorites.  They’re sort of like macaroons, only way better!  And they taste just like Mounds bars, if you like that sort of thing.  Which I really, really do. :eats



1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1 egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks


Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar, butter, coconut, vanilla, & egg together.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
Bake about 7 to 9 minutes.
Remove to wire rack to cool.

(Note: If you like Almond Joy candy bars better than Mounds, simply substitute almond extract for the coconut extract, milk chocolate chips for the dark chocolate ones, & add chopped almonds to the ingredients or push an almond into the center of each cookie before baking. :gingerbread )

So what do you think?  Even if you haven’t tried any of the other recipes I’ve posted for HIDDEN HEIR, I hope you’ll try these, because they are truly yummy to the nth degree. :picnic


For more great recipes & fun chit-chat, be sure to sign up for my HappyBookers YahooGroup. We’re doing a bit of a recipe swap over there, too, in anticipation of PhotobucketHER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR‘s release, so you can collect or share recipes to your heart’s content.  And talk about some of the recipes you’ve seen (& tried?) here in The Dungeon—the good, the bad, & the fattening—too, if you like. :flip


4 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Hollie says:

    Oh yes….Happy Halo day!! :angelme
    and Yes..hand me over one of those cookies please…..they do look YUM!!
    I have to go to Wallyworld today..and I will be going to the booksection first!! who needs food when there is a Heidi book about to hit the shelves!?! :bees
    Happy Tuesday!!

    • Heidi says:

      Yay! Let me know if you find HIDDEN HEIR this early. I really do expect it to show up soon-soon-soon, even tho it’s technically not due out till next Tues. :cupcake

      And if you make the Coconut Mounds, lmk what you think. This cookie is definitely one I have to make & give away asap or I’ll sit around devouring them all. :spaghetti

  2. Mary Kirkland says:

    My dad loves coconut and these look like ones he’d love. Father’s day is coming up and I can’t think of a better time to make them.

    • Heidi says:

      :claphat Definitely make him a batch—he deserves a Father’s Day treat & he’ll love you forever once he tastes them, believe me. :howyoudoin (Altho, since he’s your dad, he probably liked you well enough already…but the cookies will definitely send you over the top. :ROFL )

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